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 the picture, when I'm selecting the yellow triangle and going in the Appearance panel, I get a fill and stroke option, but when I adjust them, nothing happens to my shape. This is a mixed object but even when I expand fill & stroke and ungroup the shape, I cannot adjust the fill opacity.

I want to adjust all three triangles' fill opacity without affecting the stroke. Please help.


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You should expand the small triangle on the appearance panel and adjust as usual -

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If it does not work - probably the problem it the way you created the shapes

  • 5
    That is a gigantic appearance panel
    – JohnB
    Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 14:02
  • 2
    @JohnB That is retina induced screenshot conversion effect
    – Ilan
    Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 14:11
  • Jeez! Had no idea this was here. Even adjusted the opacity on the very next line (which controlled the whole object).
    – clark
    Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 16:11

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