How do I re-color the inner edges?
Alternatively, can I remove the inner edges and keep the outer edges without changing the general geometry?
I came up with a solution that solves my particular issue, but it looks like recoloring a segment of a compound path is not possible.
What I did was create a duplicate of the compound path:
- Select the compound path with the selection tool: v
- Copy the path with ctrl + c
- Paste in front with ctrl + f
Then, use the anchor selection tool: a and select every part of the new path except the edges to be recolored and delete it.
The remaining path can be recolored and sits on top of the original compound path as a new object.
I also found it cleaner to remove all of the edges from the original path and redraw them on top in separate layers.
I ended up creating 3 layers:
Aaaand it looks like I can't post the other three images until I get more reputation, but I made a compound path for the recolored eyes and mouth, a compound path for the black outer outline, and a compound path for the inner yellow fill with no stroke.
It gets the job done, but you end up with a lot of paths for a simple change. I'll try to update my solution with the other images if I get the required reputation, as it's helpful to see visually.