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There is a workaround that was working for me... After you do your pen custom shape with your pen, select "Path" from your options -instead of "Shape"- and then "Shape" on the button to your right -as one of the "Make" options. I didn't touch "Selection" or "Mask"... Then change to your Direct Selection Tool (A) and you can change Fill and Stroke now...
I'm going to assume here that you're not using the pen or shape tools. In this case you'll want to use the live paint tool. Select your design and press the K-key. Then choose a color and start filling. In the future you may want to use the pen tool. This will give you more control.
What would have been nice is if they added the "clear"(delete) button to the right click menu. Right click then clear & done! Easy one hand operation rather then 2 hands. Just my personal choice really. In fact, just make it so that you can put just about any option you would like in the right click menu. SWEET! ^^ Adobe, please check it. :D
It is possible without duplicating the layer. You can do the following. On the layer you want to fill, select the area you want to fill. You can use the fuzzy select tool() for this. Create a new transparent layer and use the bucket fill tool() to fill the selected area by clicking within that area. The result is a new layer with just the color ...
To delete the area in the selection: Make sure that the layer is NOT LOCKED. Press delete. Otherwise, if it is locked, the fill dialogue will appear.
Nevermind, i realized it must have lowered in the actual "Fill Path" options, which I dont normally use since I have it set to a shortcut now. Disregard!
You could double click on the bird, then you'll 'isolate' that shape. Then click the inside shape of the bird and delete it. That'll get rid of the faux border effect on it and allow you to fill the entire bird with whatever you want. If you want to keep the faux border effect and still be able to fill inside it I'd still delete the inside shape, but apply ...
You can try using the live paint tool. Select your object and choose Object>Live Paint>Make Choose the Live Paint Bucket tool Fill with your selected color You can later expand the object if you need to edit it further.
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