Photoshop: Ability to change the color of multiple shape-layers at once

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Feature Suggestion: I need a way to change the color of multiple shape-layers at once. How about you select multiple shape-layers and then drag and drop a color-swatch onto them?
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Markus Hofer

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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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As a work-around a Color Overlay could be applied as a Style to multiple Layers at once.
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Josee Tremblay

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I'd like to see the use of color picker improved. To take a color from a text, and paste it into a layer shape is taking too many steps...

Or from one layer shape to another. I'd like to not need to open de color picker.

I wonder why lots of gadgets are added but basic tools like that are not improved.
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jazgold

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Yes, Improvements to basic workflows. Like change the color of a bunch of shapes. It's an amazing hassle.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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In Photoshop CS6, you can change multiple shape layers color at once using the Shape tool's options bar:

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brooklyn jmarv

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Thanks Jeffrey
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Josee Tremblay

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Thanks for the update Jeffrey.

That's a step... but still... Copying a color from an object to change the color of another object is still taking many steps. Do you know if copy pasting a color from the swatch only, or in any other way, is planned?

Thanks