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I have drawn this in illustrator: circle + line

It's just a circle and a hand drawn line with the paint brush tool on top of each other.

How do I go about filling in on of the two halves with a color?

  • Use live paint bucket tool. – Ilan Nov 6 '14 at 12:44
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Let's say you have these 2 shapes:

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You select them and grab Live Paint Bucket tool:

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Next, you just choose the color and click on the area you want to paint:

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To get shape of filled colors you should use expand command.

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  • Could you explain how the new layer/shape order works after using the live paint bucket tool, if that's not too hard? – Ruben Nov 6 '14 at 14:23
  • @Ruben You should expand the resulting objects in order to get regular shapes which will have the borders of the filled areas - look them at the layers panel. – Ilan Nov 6 '14 at 15:20
  • Thank you, I see now. Is it common practice to expand the objects after you've filled them with the desired color? – Ruben Nov 6 '14 at 15:37
  • @ruben I suggest you to read about live effects. I think that answer to your question is yes, after I fill the area, I expand the object. – Ilan Nov 6 '14 at 15:45

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