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Say I have the following picture that I drew with a black brush then used Live Paint to color it.

How do I get rid of the black stroke?

enter image description here

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First, with the Live Paint group selected, click Expand on the control bar to expand the Live Paint group.

Then use the Direct Selection Tool (the white arrow) to select the black. Then hit Delete.


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That deletes everything, including the green – Doug Smith May 15 '13 at 21:43
If you've expanded the Live Paint group, and are using the Direct Selection tool to click the black, it should absolutely not delete the green. – Scott May 15 '13 at 21:45
@Scott That graphic is amazing! What program are you using to make that? I am constantly blown away by how helpful people are on Stack Exchange. – supertrue May 15 '13 at 22:48
@supertrue It's merely a screen grab movie (there are a lot of apps to make movies of your screen) then used Photoshop CS6 extended to open the movie and Save For Web as GIF. – Scott May 16 '13 at 1:04

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