How to select all Objects of a Specific Color Only?

Can CorelDraw X4 select a specific color only?  Lets say I have a complex graphic with more than 50 or more colors and thousands of objects all on one layer, for example, is there a way to select one color, like Pantone 175C, but select all of the same objects that are Pantone 175C, and group them to change them all to a different color, like Pantone 478C. 

Any hints, this is easily done in Gerber software.  Thanks~~Mahogan

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  • find and replace will work as well as Color Styles  (color Styles Docker) There are also macros out there that work really good as well. macromonster.com should have a find macro that is exceptional.

    As far as grouping is concerned you might not be able to do this depending on the stacking of the objects yet any of the options I mentioned will allow you to select an obect or multiple objects by specific user input vvalues and you can modify these selected objects as you are wanting

    Direct link

    http://www.macromonster.com/index.php?keyword=find+and+replace&Submit=Go&mod=search use the woxxom one. I use it daily about a million times



    [edited by: fluid at 13:33 (GMT -7) on Wed, Sep 03 2008]
  • Select any object with this fill

    menu Edit / find and replace / find objects / find objects that match the currently selected object

    in the next window, choose "edit" and uncheck the "object types" box (you can specify a lot of propierties if you want: fill, outline, outline width, overprints, and much more)

    When finish, choose "select all". If any object is part of group, CorelDRAW will ask ou if you want to ungroup

  • you might enjoy this macro (if the attachment doesn't show up, let me know)

    A couple things to note: the object you choose to select first should not be text, although it will find and change text. And, once all the elements are selected, you have to click back in the Draw program before using the keyboard for some action, such as using the Delete key.

    Enjoy,

    joan

    SelectSame.gms
  • In reply to joan:

    Thanks for posting this.  I just finished digging this up from my back up for years ago, but I can't find any information on the key commands that were assigned to it.  Do you have any idea?

  • Select your artwork and drag and drop in the Color Styles docker, all the colors in your design will appear there; now Shift-click any color in the Pantone palette, and type 478 and click Ok, the Pantone 478 will be hilighted in the palette. Grab the 478C from the palette and drop it on top of the 175C in the color styles docker and all the instances of 175c will be automatically replaced with 478C, even those used in gradients.

    It's magicWink



    [edited by: leunam12 at 7:26 (GMT -7) on Wed, Nov 19 2008]
  • In reply to leunam12:

     WOW!!  This is absolutely the BEST solution!!  When viewing the colors in the Color Styles docker, I can right click on the color I want to change and choose Edit and change everything in my graphic that is that color to any color, be it CMYK, Pantone or all else.  What an easy, fantastic solution!  Thank you!  ~Mahogan

  • In reply to leunam12:

    leunam12

    Select your artwork and drag and drop in the Color Styles docker, all the colors in your design will appear there; now Shift-click any color in the Pantone palette, and type 478 and click Ok, the Pantone 478 will be hilighted in the palette. Grab the 478C from the palette and drop it on top of the 175C in the color styles docker and all the instances of 175c will be automatically replaced with 478C, even those used in gradients.

    It's magicWink

    Actually that's better than Magic.  LOL.  Many of us have looked for a solution like that for years and it was apparently right under our noses, at least since the Color Styles pallet was included in Corel Draw.  I've linked this thread to another where the same questions are being asked.

     

  • In reply to KuttyJoe:

    Actually, you don't even have to drag and drop your art into the Color Styles pallet.  I opened up a new piece of Art and a folder appeared there with the name of the file I opened.  Within that folder is all the swatches used on the art.


    EDIT:  Actually, there seems to be more to this.  I opened Corel's sample art 1 and 2.  Sample 2's colors showed up automatically in the Color Styles pallet.  I guess this means that whoever created it must have placed them there already.  Sample 1 did not so it had to be dragged there are pointed out above.



    [edited by: KuttyJoe at 18:05 (GMT -7) on Wed, Nov 19 2008]
  • In reply to leunam12:

     

    leunam12

    Select your artwork and drag and drop in the Color Styles docker, all the colors in your design will appear there; now Shift-click any color in the Pantone palette, and type 478 and click Ok, the Pantone 478 will be hilighted in the palette. Grab the 478C from the palette and drop it on top of the 175C in the color styles docker and all the instances of 175c will be automatically replaced with 478C, even those used in gradients.

     Amazing! You can even change the colors in grouped objects! It's so funny that no one mentioned this before when so many folks were asking about how to replace colors (including those in grouped objects). I still have version 9 on my machine and Color Styles was in there as well, but you can't drag and drop colors to replace them, you have to right-click and choose Edit.

    I still like that SelectSame macro, but this alternative is way cool -- thanks!

    Patti

     



    [edited by: pranderson at 13:16 (GMT -7) on Fri, Nov 21 2008]
  • In reply to pranderson:

    You are welcome.

    There's also Oberon's Color Replacer enhanced by Wokkom (Os)

     

  • In reply to joan:

     Joan,

    Your attactment did not show up, and I would really like to see what you have that could help me out...

    thank you,

    Joey

     

  • In reply to Joey:

     Joey,

    I sent you a private message -- let me know if you didn't get it

    joan

  • In reply to joan:

    Thanks for posting that.. I know it was a while back but I appricate it..