here how it looks

So I just want to fill that path with color but this happens. When it is not filled or in 0% opacity, it looks really normal, no doubled edges or things. I don't know how to fix that.

  • It's hard to tell without inspecting how the path is made. Have you tried to test if it's a GPU rendering problem? Try switching to CPU rendering and see if the problem persists.
    – Wolff
    Feb 2, 2022 at 20:33
  • Otherwise. Show us the effects panel.
    – joojaa
    Feb 3, 2022 at 5:57
  • Or perhaps share the AI file.
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 3, 2022 at 12:17
  • @Wolff I changed to "Preview on CPU" but nothing has changed.
    – pofdzm
    Feb 3, 2022 at 13:42
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    @pofdzm - there are 8 copies of the shape all on top of each other. This suggests operator error. Nothing to do with Illustrator.
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 3, 2022 at 16:51

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I opened your pdf file in Illustrator.

Select your image and go to Object> Compound Path> Release

Then open your layers panel and you will see 3 separate Paths

Each of those 3 Paths have 3 Transform Effects applied and this is causing your trouble. You can see these in the Appearance Panel. I toggled off the visibility for 2 of the paths in the Layers Panel and selected the other visible Path. Open the Appearance Panel and toggle off the visibility for the 3 Transform effects that have been applied- I would simply delete those Transform Effects for each of your 3 paths.

Then your Fill will precisely follow your path outlines.

  • Thanks for your answer, i realized how it happened. I wanted to turn a shape symmetrical by copying the right half and reflecting it to the left half, a website suggested me the transform effect, i thought it worked without realizing something like that happened. Though, can you help me with making the shape symmetrical without messing up the shape? As I said, I want to copy the right part and reflect it to the left part.
    – pofdzm
    Feb 7, 2022 at 17:46
  • This should really be a separate question and answer- so that someone else searching how to do this would be able to find it as well. Simple version is to set a vertical guide centered on where you want to reflect. Remove the half you do not want, then use the reflect tool and alt/option click anywhere on the guide. A dialog box will open where you can choose which way you want it reflected and also choose to copy your original side. Then use the join command to join the 2 halves. This is simplified but should get you going in the right direction.
    – Kyle
    Feb 8, 2022 at 3:36

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