currently trying my first experience with Illustrator and I came across a minor issue. I have a shape and path going through that plane which is partly enclosed. Now I want to paint the enclosed path in white but can't seem to figure out how.

This is my current pic: negative filled

This is the shape without the path shape only

This is only the path path only

I want the little loop at the top to be white and the rest of not any color only the stroke itself should be seen. How would I achieve that? I tried Pathfiinder > Subtract but that didn't seem to help.

1 Answer 1

  • Select the path

  • Get the Shape Builder Tool Shape Builder Tool

    and pressing Alt to delete, click inside the loop area.


  • To keep this shape, just click with the Shape Builder Tool
  • It's worth noting that you can also use the Pathfinder menu. In this case, however, the Shape Builder Tool is the cleaner and faster option! Jun 20, 2018 at 20:38

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