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I would like to have my brush strokes on one layer and coloring done by live paint bucket on another layer. When I select the strokes and make a live paint group to color with everything, strokes and colors inside strokes become one object. Is there any way to seperate my brush linework and colors on different layers?

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Duplicate the line art layer and color that.

Live Paint objects have to be on the current layer.

  • But once I expand the paint group the strokes are all split into different pieces so deleting the duplicated linework becomes a hassle. I thought selecting similar stroke color would just select the strokes but when I delete the fill goes too. – Anoop Alex Apr 20 '15 at 6:45
  • No prob. Select same appearance does what I want. – Anoop Alex Apr 20 '15 at 6:47
  • @user1894167 alternatively, you can clear the lines before you start filling colors – joojaa Apr 20 '15 at 7:06

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