Eyedropper tool to copy styles
Ability to use the eyedropper tool to copy existing text styles and ability to click on existing paths to copy stroke, colour etc.
These features are available in Illustrator and would be really helpful in XD too!
Apologies for the lack of update on this! We now have a new feature that should address this problem: paste appearance. In Design mode, copy any object and then select any number of objects to apply styles to (including text). Then you can execute the paste appearance command (Cmd+Opt+V for Mac, Ctrl+Alt+V for Windows) and apply anything from text styles to border styles.
As always, we’re looking for feedback on what changes you’d like to see in the feature going forward, so try it out for a little while, then file your suggestions here in UserVoice!
If you don’t see your August update immediately, launch the Creative Cloud desktop application, click the gear, and select “Check for App Updates.”
A copy style short cut as in Sketch and even in Google docs ( command option c for copying a text style and then command option V for pasting it while a paragraph is selected/
Michael Quellier commented
I COMPLETELY AGREE!!! I can't tell you how many times I just want to use a font-style picker like the one used in Illustrator. It's such a massive time saver with my workflow. I'd do backflips and give out hugs if I had this feature in XD.
It will be great if the shadow (with its settings distance, blur, colour, transparency) of an element can be copied also with an eyedropper.
thanks for the last update
Great to hear! Sounds like a wicked good feature you solved the issue with.
Just like in other Adobe products, it would be great to have the 'i' shortcut to copy font styles and colours from one element to another.
Anthony Delserro Jr. commented
Yes this would be great
It's more of a copy styles > paste styles tool than an eyedropper, but I get the idea.
I'd suggest the following UX:
1. Select element to copy the style from
2. Copy the element with a standard Command+C keyboard shortcut
3. Select the new element(s) to past the style to
4. Select a "paste style" command (perhaps shift+command+v)
5. Dialog to select which styles to paste (fill, stroke, if text weight, etc..)
6. Press enter to commit the operation
Something like that would be a huge time-saver.
yess! I would love to see such a tool being implemented into XD!
I think she means like the eyedropper does in Illustrator? If you eye drop a font with text selected it then makes it the style you eye dropped. Elisa, I suspect Elaine will remind you of the way XD does something similar: to copy a text style, select the text box you wish to copy the style of, then make a new text area or box and it will be in the style of the one you had previously clicked upon,
It would be very handy a picker for font too, so that we could easily change styles, also for a specific word in a text.
It would be even better to have it placed in the "font section", as showed in the attached picture.
James A Bradford commented
This would be seriously helpful. Copying an element's opacity would be great.
Don't get rid of the pixel dropper tool. that is really helpful too.
Just have a master dropper that copies and object's total appearance.
Will Rodenbough commented
Would be nice to have an eye dropper tool in the tools panel which could "pick up" and apply all of an items attributes, including fill, stroke, shadow, and more, rather than only fill or stroke one at a time. This feature would be similar to the eye dropper tool options in Ai.