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I am using AI, and I have a vector image where I have over 25 different masks. When I select a shape, and try to change the color, only the border of that specific changes color but the inside stays the same. You can see this effect on top left most leaf, yellow inside, and green tiny border. I am trying to change the inside to green. If the border changes color, and I try clicking other places, the entire image gets covered with the original color (meaning the mask isn't working? or the mask is covering everything up the the clear mask is taking on the original color?). I purchased the stock vector on a site and am trying to change colors to match my company logo. I need to then change each of the shapes colors and add slight gradients, such as the image already exhibits in various shapes.

If anyone can help me I would be so grateful. I would be willing to Skype or email with anyone if they can help or if they can be detailed enough on this forum maybe I can figure it out. I am a beginner AI user. enter image description here

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Are those gradients raster images under the mask? If you choose View > Outline do you see a whole bunch of rectangles? –  Scott Aug 20 '14 at 15:24
Its tricky to say what's going on from your image. Can you post some more screenshots including different selections and the stroke/fill panel so we can get a better idea of how to help you. –  Ryan Aug 20 '14 at 15:25

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Is it a simple case of making sure you have the Fill area selected and not Stroke when you click on the colour?

It the colour panel, the fill area is represented with a full colour box, the strong like a square with no fill but a line colour around it.

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