I draw a simple snake for my game and I created it with brush tool. Now I want to fill this drawing between lines that are on different layers, image that I want to paint this drawning as a normal kid. Closed lines I want to paint with different colors. My problem is that I don't know how to use properly live paint bucket. When I want to paint something i have not allowed button.

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You can't use Live Paint Bucket tool and maintain your original layers.

You need to convert your artwork (or a copy of it) to a Live paint Group before being able to use the Live Paint Bucket tool.

This can be done by selecting your artwork and choosing Object > Live Paint > Make.

After you've done that, it's not possible to revert the artwork back to it's initial state. It's a bit like flattening a pixel based image.

Read more about this in the manual.


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