Southern double-click to override tints
At the conference I spent a few hours helping attendees out with their Creative Suite questions at the “Creative Suite Clinic,” a booth set up by trainer extraordinaire Kacey Crouch.
One person came up and asked for a solution to this problem:
1. Fill an object with a color from Swatches and tint it back to say 30%.
2. When you apply another color (that’s 100%) from Swatches to the same object, the “tint” attribute remains … it becomes 30% blue, or magenta, or whatever.
How to “unstick” that attribute? Keyboard shortcut perhaps?
Hmmm. I had never noticed that. So I came up with an arcane way of creating another swatch that’s 99% of the solid color and applying that (an incoming tint trumps the existing one) and if you can’t live with the 1% of diff., then deleting that swatch and replacing it with the regular 100% one at the alert prompt.
Too much work! The next day someone came up with a better solution and sought me out to tell me about it. Starting with an object filled with a tinted Swatch color:
1. Select the object and click the desired (100%) color from Swatches. Keep your cursor there.
2. Wait for a count of two or three, then click that Swatch again. The object’s fill changes to 100% of the color.
Someone in the vicinity called this slow, drawn-out double-click a “Southern double-click.” I like that!