Selective Text Color Change -- the ability to change primary color of text without affecting other colors also used within it.

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Feature proposition: The ability to change the primary color of a paragraph of text, but exclude portions of it that are already colored something else.

For example, let's say you have several hundred words of text colored grey, but 30 words within it are colored orange and blue. You want to change all of the grey text to black, but you want to maintain the color of the the 30 that are colored orange and blue.

Right now you have to highlight every portion of the text that's grey and switch it to black, a potentially very time consuming process.

With this new enhanced highlighting capability, a dialogue box would come up near the text color swatch: it would list other colors that are currently being used in the selected text and allow you to check or uncheck those colors you wish to remain unaffected by the color change.
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Posted 7 years ago

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David, Official Rep

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You could actually use Type Styles to do this. The way they work is hierarchical, therefore if you set a paragraph style to have gray colored text, you can still select 30 words and apply one of two character styles (one orange colored and the other blue colored) to individual words. And, as a bonus, if you decide later to change gray or orange or blue, you can without a hitch.
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Ah, great! Had no idea this was in CS6! Thanks.
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Dave Mozdzanowski

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I'd like to add my experience with Type Styles to this post: I recently had a long list of text in one color, with just a few lines of another color. I used Type Styles on the whole paragraph and different ones on the few lines that were different. But anytime I double-clicked to edit one of the type styles PS would give me the "working..." cursor. I couldn't do anything on my computer for about 5 minutes until it caught up and finally opened the window. Was this because the paragraph box was long? I guess. It wasn't that long though. I'm on a brand new MBP with 16GB ram so I'd think it could handle it. Any thoughts? I'm using the latest version of PS CC. Is that a bug with this newest veresion? Thanks!
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Chris Cox

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moving to a new topic because your post has nothing to do with the topic you posted in.

Please reference the new conversation here: PHOTOSHOP - Type styles dialog slow to open on my document