I have multiple live paint objects that have gaps that I need to fill with color. They are bodies of water on a map, but made up of multiple strokes with gaps so Live Paint is the only way to efficiently fill them. However there are many objects. Is there a way to create a live paint group and have the fill applied to all objects all at once instead of individually clicking inside each object to fill them?

  • Shapebuilder may in fact be faster.
    – joojaa
    Nov 23, 2016 at 15:46
  • Can you share a screenshot? Do all of the lines that need to be filled with the same colour have the same colour stroke?
    – Westside
    Nov 23, 2016 at 16:13

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To paint a face, do any of the following:

Click a face to fill it. (When the pointer is over a face, it changes to a half-filled paint bucket and highlight lines surround the inside of the fill.)

Drag across multiple faces to paint more than one face at a time.

Double-click a face to fill across unstroked edges into adjacent faces (flood fill).

Triple-click a face to fill all faces that currently have the same fill.

And this seemed to work better still: **** With stroked objects after creating a livepaint group, I 'flipped' the stoke colour to the fill colour box (at base of tool bar) and all were filled with a few exceptions****


I would recommend selecting all of the objects once you create them into live objects. This should allow you to then color all of the selected parts that you want colored.

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