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Questions about the action of applying a color, pattern or gradient within a defined area often defined by lines, strokes and/or borders.

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What is the algorithm that MS-paint use to fill objects in images?

What is the algorithm that MS-paint uses to fill objects in images like this (image below) I know flood-fill algorithm but don't sure MS-paint uses it
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Fill the inside of a hollow/outline font in AFX

I have a text animation (animated letters) in AFX with an "outline" font (that has no fill). There has to be a way to fill the inside of the font somehow? Are there any workarounds? I know I ...
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Cutting/filling an image with a bitmap (linedrawing) in Inkscape

I have a line drawing that I turned into a bitmap in Inkscape (with Path > Trace Bitmap). I would like to fill certain areas of the drawing with an image. I tried various options in Path. I also ...
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How can I color a custom pattern in Inkscape?

When I go to fill and stroke -> fill -> pattern how do I select a color for the pattern? Selecting a color removes the pattern and vice versa. Even when I precolor the region with the correct ...
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How do I pattern fill a region in inkscape?

Basically the way paint bucket can fill a region with color I would like to do that except fill a region with a pattern. Crossposted here Not the same as this as I'm only filling a region not an ...
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Increase border size using content aware fill within batch processing in Photoshop

I would like to increase the border width of a yellow image border and perform this action within a batch process for multiple similar images within Photoshop. So far I performed the following steps ...
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Unable to changed shape fill due to expression rule in After Effects

I bought a template expanded the shape properties and layer attributes in order to disable the fill expression and later saw that the fill expression disable sign = was missing. Now it's impossible to ...
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Fill color between 2 shape lines

I've got two layers, a shape in each layer. What I want is to fill the lines between the two shapes. I've tried to merge the shapes but then it just stays completely filled in, like the screenshot. I ...
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Remove fill from area when no fill is present in Inkscape

Disclaimer: I'm very new to Inkscape and have almost no experience in graphic design, I'm just getting started. I'm trying to create an object with certain areas be either transparent or always filled ...
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How do I get rid of the white line after using the fill tool in krita

If I use the fill or bucket tool in Krita I end up with these white outlines. so What I am wondering is how can I get rid of the white outlines that appear after using the fill tool in Krita. it ...
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Why does my fill go outside the path?

So I just want to fill that path with color but this happens. When it is not filled or in 0% opacity, it looks really normal, no doubled edges or things. I don't know how to fix that.
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Can't figure out how to turn a double line image into one line on Inkscape [duplicate]

I am new to Inkscape and I bought lots of files to be able to cut on my laser machine, but all the files (png) I got so far has double lines when I transform them into vector. All of them has a fill ...
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How to solidify the outline of an image that has feathered edges?

Imagine saving a .png image of a solid-colored circle that is on top of a transparent background. However, the circle is filled with that solid color in such a way that towards its outer contours (...
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how to stop color overlap (bleeding) when filling second time with magic wand select in Adobe Photoshop

When using the magic wand to select an area to fill (first image), when I fill the first time, there is no color overlap on the edges (second image). But if I fill the same area again with a ...
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Using the Clip Studio Paint Lasso fill tool to fill an preexisting closed shape?

I have seen videos in which CSP’s lasso fill tool is used, not to fill the shape being drawn, but in order to fill an existing (closed) shape. Here is an example : https://youtu.be/YgVWO8qieYs ...
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I Am Confused - Why Won't This Fill? - Illustrator

Hi, I am a newb using Illustrator. I don't know what's going on in Layers )= I understand the tools, but not how they work together I guess. It's black, but I can not see anything being filled. What ...
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Colouring in a circle perfectly without using the fill-bucket

Video As you can see in the video, I made a circle, then coloured it in manually - and then, it went over the outline. How do you avoid this? I would like to colour an object without having to go ...
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How to fill area under path

first off i couldn't suck more at graphic design. That's why i usually ask for some help - but since i need those graphics for different websites i usually end up with more trouble than before when ...
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Using the shapebuilder tool to make shading on a donut. Illustrator CS6

I am following a youtube tutorial (not a speed art vid) and have become stuck at the shapebuilder tool step. Basically there is the purple stroke on a seperate layer. The pink fill is on its own layer....
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Illustrator fill not aligned with path

Does anyone know why the fill is not aligning with the vector path?
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Adding a fill to the repeat tile Illustrator CS6

Is it possible to create a fill inside the pattern editing mode without having to put a shape behind it? I know there is the alternative method of adding a fill after you create the repeat tile in the ...
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removed paths from group removes live paint effect as well Ai CS6

I removed a piece of the art work from the group however when I cut and pasted it outside of the group it looked like this. I used live paint on the group so I am guessing it has something to do with ...
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Select same fill colour greyed out for live paint bucket tool- Ai CS6

I am wanting to change the colour of something I used the live paint bucket on. I also have other paths that have the same colour fill and am wanting to change their colour as well. I went to select &...
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Corner fill issue, Corner has fill from stroke

I have an issue of one corner of my shape being filled with colour from the stroke. The brush is basic, uniform, no calligraphy brush. It happens when I close a shape. There can be fill or no fill and ...
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Affinity Designer: Fill space without closed nodes

I have done this using Designer Persona. However, I can't see how I could colour the space between the curves that are not enclosed without having to re-do the shape and enclose it. In the second ...
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How do you change just one fill in the appearance of many objects in Illustrator?

TLDR; I can't seem to drag a fill from the swatches to replace one of two fills defined in an appearance. How do you do this? When I update an appearance with multiple fills, it updates both fills ...
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Interior fill not working on manually traced image in Inkscape

I'm working on making a few different vector drawings by manually tracing over bitmap files. I had hoped that I would be lucky to have them fill as I had hoped, but it looks like the fill is behaving ...
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How To Re-create a Cut Section of an image properly?

Below is an example image, where the top of the girl's head is cut, and pixels are missing. Is there an easy way re-create the pixels in that section properly ? Thanks.
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GIMP, cannot fill a circle on a background layer

The canvas for my image is a rectangle no bigger than the original image. I want to put a circular background with the image. I've tried two ways: I create another layer, resize it large enough for ...
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Close shapes in Inkscape for Lightburn fill

I have created an svg in Inkscape. I then import this svg into LightBurn. In order to do a fill in Lightburn all the vectors have to be closed. In this case it thinks that there are 9 shapes in the ...
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Is there a way to have sub-objects within an object?

Say I have a rectangle and want to split it to 4 shapes: I want to have the middle point be not fixed, and hence the shape of the sub-objects be flexible. If I move the middle point, then the sub-...
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How to blend color with paint bucket?

Say I have a red object. I fill it blue with paint bucket. But I want the final color is blue+red=purple, not blue. And if the object has gradual red, then the final color is gradual purple as well. ...
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While filling ellipse shape in Gimp the whole rectangle gets filled

I'm not a graphic designer and use tools like gimp only occasionally. I need to fill a circle with the gradient tool. The problem I face: instead of only the circle, the entire rectangular space ...
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Inkscape: fill non-delimited area with colour

I'm very new to Inkscape and I'm trying to edit the SVG schematic of a brain which I've attached below. The outlines consist of separate brushstrokes. I would like to fill some of the gyri with red, ...
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How to join a path that connects two parts of a circle

I am working in Adobe Illustrator on creating a logo for housegan.com and I'm having trouble joining the path so that I can fill different color in the top and bottom portion of the circles (see image)...
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How to apply separate opacity masks to different fills of on object in Illustrator?

I'm using Ai and I'm trying to make an object -suppose a simple rectangle- with two different fill colors. One color is above and would be textured by an opacity mask so the second color would be seen ...
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how to fill in gaps between polygons in Adobe Illustrator CS 6 and fill in the enclosed space

Hi everybody, I have a vectorised image of line drawings resulting in the lines being converted to polygons. I need to complete the lines-turned-polygons by filling in the gaps. When they finally are, ...
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Changing All Fills and Strokes to 1 Spot Colour - Action

I'm recording an Action in Illustrator for my Plate Making process. I'm new to Actions but so far so good. The action is quite simple. I'm supplied a 1 colour file. The file is opened and the first ...
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Arabic Text Stroke Overlap

hope you're doing well. I'm having issues with the arabic text stroke overlapping between the Arabic characters. I know how to prevent this with zero fill and white fill, but I want to add a patterned ...
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Adding a Fill to a Diagonal Text Box in Illustrator

The standard answer to the question of how to add a fill to a text box in Illustrator isn't working for me because it assumes that the text is horizontal. I'm creating a map in which virtually all the ...
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Applying different fills simultaneously in illustrator [duplicate]

I have multiple elements with different stroke colours. I would like to fill all the elements with their individual outer stroke colours. Is there a way to do this without having to apply outer ...
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Inkscape: Trying to change the pattern fill but node tool only affects the path of the object being filled

Very new to Inkscape. I have a shape that I traced, roughly heart shaped like a locket. I want to fill it with pink and black stripes, but the patterns only offered black and transparent stripes, so I ...
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Affinity Designer: Using the flood fill tool on selected area

I want to colour an element of my drawing. To save time, I selected the area I wanted to fill and expanded the selection before using the flood fill tool. However, the pixelated white line still shows ...
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How can I draw shapes with a pen tool and colour them in without white artifacts?

In this (zoomed) picture you can see white artifacts at the edges of the coloured sides. This is caused by me selecting the white area of each face, and using that selection to limit the colouring-in....
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Illustrator elements showing through each other in group with graphic style applied

I've been trying to figure this out for a while and can't seem to get it. So, I thought it might be a good idea to ask here. I am having an issue with overlapping objects after applying appearance (...
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Best way to add fill fill/color to hollow text using Photoshop/Illustrator

I have a font called Stoney Billy (Schoolhouse Rock?) I'd like to make the background of the text yellow. I tried a few different things in Illustrator but couldn't figure out how to make it work. I ...
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Randomly fill image with unique colors?

In this image, I would like to randomly fill each region with a different color, such that, no two regions have the same color. I've been searching for such a method and have come across a script that ...
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Inkscape - How to fill a shape with this specific pattern?

I want to copy the style of this technical map of a racetrack with Inkscape, but I don't know how to fill a shape with: the bigger and uniform blue dots and the smaller and more diverse blue/green ...
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Dashed line to fill instead of stroke

I am wanting to create a dashed line on the fill rather than the stroke if that is a possibility? I created outlines of a font and now I want to make it dashed. The left 'S' is what I am hoping to ...
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Making a brick texture darker

So I'm trying to create two brick variants from this reference: one light one (Spot A on the ref) which I already have and another version with darker bricks (Spot B on the ref): Here's my light ...
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