Why is it not possible (for me) to change already created document gradients (or global gradients) afterwards, so that the change can be applied to all layers that use the gradient?
The following procedure: I had created gradients consisting of 3 or 4 colours (which are actually also ColorVariables). Now I have changed one of these 4 ColorVariables slightly (an orange became a red). If I now try to assign the new colour red to the gradient by hand, this is only applied to the current layer and this layer loses the assignment from the document gradient! The document gradient still contains the orange. And I can’t find any other way to apply this colour change to the gradient. The only possibility I see is to create new gradients (with the red) and then manually assign these new gradients to all layers that previously contained the old gradient.
Unfortunately, you can only create a gradient by entering the colour values (HEX, RGB …) and not simply assign the ColorVariables from the document or a library. If this were possible, everything would automatically update when the colour variable is changed.
By the way, I also tried to replace the orange with the red using “Find and replace colour”. At first I thought that solved the problem. However, this function only replaced the orange part with red for all layers that use the gradient. BUT the document gradient remained unchanged (with the orange) … and unfortunately “Find and replace colour” detached all changed layers from the document gradient.
I really like the improvements that the Sketch team has recently added to the gradient handling. Kudos for that! But the handling of colours in gradients is really cumbersome.
How can I solve my problem? Can someone help here?
FeatureRequest: Please make it possible to assign colour variables to gradients … then my problem will be solved automatically. Please also make it possible that we get something like GradientVariables.