Questions about the action of applying a colour, pattern or gradient within a defined area often defined by lines, strokes and/or borders.

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Photoshop: how to completely to fill an outline drawn with a brush?

I drew an outline and filled the inside of it. But it did't get completely filled: there's a white gap between the stroke and the fill. How can I implement a full fill without this gap? Update: ...
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Why does the whole box fill when I transform an object in Illustrator?

I'm an Illustrator rookie and having problems. Whenever I rotate or transform the object, the whole bounding box fills. See examples below. Rotating, perspective distort, etc all seem to have the same ...
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Illustrator: how to fill space between 2 shapes

I have drawn this in illustrator: It's just a circle and a hand drawn line with the paint brush tool on top of each other. How do I go about filling in on of the two halves with a color? Many ...
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Gradient effect with dots

I was trying to create a gradient effect using dots, but not using the halftone effect. Examples of what I'm trying to achieve can be seen here: and here: I was hoping to achieve this in ...
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Fill a vector path in Photoshop CS5 without pixelated edges

I've created a smooth path around an image that I'd like to vectorize. Now I'd like to fill that path to make it a solid with smooth edges. I created a new layer I selected the path and the new ...
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How to fill path in Illustrator with average color (like in Ps)?

So i have made triangle path in Illustrator and I want to fill it with the average color of that area. It's possible in Photoshop with Filter>Blur>Average. Is there an option like that in Ai?
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Gnuplot: problems with filling

Using Gnuplot, I tried to fill the surface between a discrete gaussian and the x-axis: the problem comes when the gaussian is cut from the bounds parallel to the y-axis. This is the result: The code ...
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Trying to fill pattern on Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

I have placed the same pattern, and it was working just fine. Then I went to do the same thing to make another one of my stamps, but the pattern wasn't filling into the space like it was before. They ...
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Is there a way to quickly swap Fills and Border color in Sketch 3?

In Illustrator you can do it by pressing Shift + X, is there a way to do it also in Sketch 3? Thanks
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Illustrator: changing the opacity of fill and stroke independently won't work

I've read various threads on how one can change the opacity values of stroke and fill individually by going to the Appearance panel. Unfortunately I cannot do that and I'mm stuck. As you can see in ...
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Change vector fill colors in Corel?

In Corel Draw X7 it is really easy to create vector fills. It is also easy to transform these vector fills (scale/shift). But I can't find a way how to change colors. Is there a way to edit vector ...
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How can I remove two edges of a shape but leave the fill in Inkscape?

I have a hexagon with a border. I can remove one edge from it, and keep the fill colour in it. But if I want to remove a second edge, the fill disappears, because the node has been deleted - as you ...
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Why can't I use the Delete key to delete in Photoshop CS6?

The previous version of Photoshop I used was CS4 and whenever I selected a portion of an image with the magic wand and hit Delete, it simply deleted that portion of the image (rendering it ...
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Transparent path/stroke fill in Illustrator

This is an odd request and something I've never had to worry about in Illustrator until now. I'm building out a logo that will be printed on a shirt. Instead of having a solid black border around the ...
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color fill segments of a path

I'm designing a board game in Adobe Illustrator for my cultural youth work, and I've drawn the paths that mark the trails of the game where the player can move along: Now I want to divide that ...
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Illustrator: How to avoid the double rectangle when using two fills in one object?

Why do I get this effect as if I had another smaller rectangle underneath? How can I fix that?
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Fill Path is automatically lowered in opacity in Photoshop CS5

I am having problems filling paths in photoshop (which i was just doing fine yesterday), usually they just fill with a solid color. Now they are being filled with a lowered opacity color and i can see ...
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How to bucket fill area with a gradient in Gimp?

I have a very simple problem. In the following image I want the pinnacles and other parts of my (admittedly very awesome) castle filled with some color and other shapes or outlines filled with other ...
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How to add different colors in shape in Sketch 3.4? Is there selective fill possible? [closed]

Here is the screenshot of what i want to do. Also if there is some other method please tell!
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how to fill/not fill a shape and how to use shape builder to make it one thing

i have this outcome which looks really interesting and i want to keep it this way, but i wanted to use shape builder to make it all one item. every time i did this it would fill the middle in black. ...
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Using GIMP, is there a way to fill an image that has transparency?

For a given shape, I would like to fill it with the line color. However, using the fill bucket, the transparency on the inside of the image is still visible. Double clicking with the fill bucket ...
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What unicode character should I use to represent the fill bucket?

I'm designing a mockup paint editor for the web and I'm using unicode characters to represent all of the different tools. I ran into a problem when I got to the fill bucket - I can't find anything ...
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Fill a path who lays next to other path

I try to make the path selected black. This path is not closed because it lays next to other paths. When I try to make it black it will not fill as requested. Can anyone teach me how to do this? I ...
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Alternating fills for tables that overflow or thread into second frame / page

Question: How do I get the alternating fills to act appropriately when the table data threads, or overflows, into a second frame on another page? Context: I have a table with a good amount of ...
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AI: Adding arrowhead to a live paint group

I have an arc that I'd like to go from thick to thin (creating a triangle like shape with the arcs). I'd like the thin end to come to a point with an arrowhead, and I'd like to be able to fill in the ...
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Fill a shape with Bucket Tool (except leave the text inside the shape transparent) in Gimp

I have this image that I downloaded and I am trying to recreate it in a larger size. This is what I have so far: I really want to be able to fill in the oval with black, but not fill in the ...
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Fill shape created using “Pen Tool”

I have created an Arc using Pen Tool in a new layer. I want to fill and the convert it into a shape for further manipulation. I tried "Ctrl + left click" on layer to select the stroke as well as ...
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Antialiasing or blurring on Photoshop creates a pale edge between different blocks of colour

I'm working on some illustrations which are cartoon-style, so thick black lines with blocks of colour filling them in. I've been colouring the images in a non-anti-aliased document to ensure ...
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Why the paths doesn't match with the stroke in Illustrator CS6? [duplicate]

So, pretty self-explanatory; why doesn't the path lines match with the stroke in Illustrator CS6? It's bit annoying to do anything, when time to time the strokes or filling doesn't match 1:1 with the ...
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In Inkscape how to create a fill only above a line [closed]

I need to create for the pink line a similar thing to what is there for the red line. If I follow this steps Inkscape fails to recognise properly my pink vector and I get just the filling all over the ...
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Simple patterns fill in Gimp

I would like to do some simple pattern or polygon fills in Gimp, e.g. to represent different regions in a map without resorting to colors or grayscale tones. Some nice examples of what I seek are ...
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Illustrator space around outline and removing shape

I've used "//" and "\" to create this "W", and have made them into outlines, as I'm trying to give the different layers a colour, as well as having a white space where the lines touch and I would like ...
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Fill Tool Question

I recently bought an iMac and started using Photoshop. I already have a macbook pro and the photoshop works perfectly, but now I am experiencing one tiny, but annoying, issue. For example, when I ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to fill in colors between lines?

I am making a 3D letter and I want to fill in some parts to give it a 3D look. So far I have used black lines to make it but I want to fill in-between the lines. Can someone show me what to do?
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Photoshop CS6: Pen/Custom Shape Fill & Stroke Color Options are Locked?

I'm new to Photoshop, and am teaching myself. In playing with the pen and custom shape tool I've noticed that the Fill and Stroke settings for "Shape" appear to be locked. I cannot click to change ...
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Opacity and Fill started to behave differently [closed]

I always assumed that when used on a layer that is set to normal, with no layer styles applied. For example if I have a white (brightness 100%) background and a black foreground (brightness 0%) and ...
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GIMP: select a border in layer A and fill it in layer B

I would like to separate the fill from the shape. So, I would like to select the shape (the border of a selection) in layer A, and fill this selection with color in another layer B. Is it possible ...
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Painting areas inside an illustration - Illustrator CS6

I am having problems in filling my illustration with colours. I usually do these things by creating separate shapes or so but now this is done more by separate paths and I am confused. The shape ...
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Make fill translucent but keep stroke opaque in Illustrator

How do I set the fill of a rectangle to be 50% opacity, but keep the stroke at full opacity? The transparency panel controls both fill and stroke. I want to set them independently.
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How do I fill my vector file with color?

First of all, I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I've been searching and trying for the past 2 hours without any luck. I'm only getting started with Illustrator, so forgive me if this is a ...
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Is it possible to get Inkscape's bucket fill to entirely fill regions marked by lines?

I've noticed there's a slight gap between shapes and lines in which bucket-fill is applied (to the enclosed areas found therein) and the colour fill in Inkscape, is there any way of removing this gap ...
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Can't put stroke width or fill on a path

I'm a newbie. I traced a photo with live trace, it looked good. Then I expanded it, and I can't get these paths to fill or take a stroke width, whether its grouped or not. I drew a rectangle and it ...
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Irregular shaped gradient fill in Illustrator

I want to make a gradient fill for a shape in illustrator but I don't know how to make it follow this shape. Any tips on how to do this? Thank you.
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Illustrator: Is there any way to make a path using the paint bucket? [duplicate]

I've created an outline of a hand, but I would like to see how it looks filled without a border. The problem is I made the hand with multiple paths, then made it a compound path (to blend it easier) ...
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How would you fill past a boundary in Photoshop?

By default, the fill tool in Photoshop with contiguous on, would perform an operation such that the specified colour floods until it touches the detected boundaries. Is there a way of modifying the ...
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Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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Inkscape: bitmap pattern filling - 1px line around every tile

I want to fill an object with a bitmap pattern. Instead of perfectly connecting, there is this 1 pixel transparent line around each "tile" of the filled object. The same problem was described here: ...
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Illustrator: cannot fill transparent areas without compromising strokes using Live Paint

I've read a number of posts about this and am unsure of how to proceed. I received an AI file that contains the following: Here it is unselected: However, when I group these paths/shapes and ...
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Fill anomaly ofter joining paths in illustrator

I created this image building a gear tooth and then rotated it around the centre. The path looks good until I try to fill it and as you can see I have an annoying join across teeth. Can anyone ...
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How to easily isolate parts of a shape to fill them with colour in Adobe Illustrator?

I am using Adobe Illustrator and I have a ribbon shape that I have created using the pen tool and line segments. I need to know how to isolate areas so I can fill them with a colour and create the ...