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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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I would like to fill characters in an image with solid black

I have an image that contains a few characters that are currently various shades of gradient gray. They start out dark on one edge and the rest of the character is a gradient of grays. Each ...
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Trying to do FILL on numbers but keep getting a complete fill

My first post here...In Inkscape, I'm trying to do a fill on a couple numbers, the number '86' to be exact. I'm having a problem filling the letter with two different colors. I was reading a ...
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How to create an inverse pattern with black and white in Inkscape?

I've a path which I want to overlay with a watermark pattern. Since my path is filled only with white and the background is dark I want to make the watermark overlay pattern to switch color only if it'...
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Illustrator text fill transparent over image effect

I'm trying to recreate an effect I've seen a few times where some text is placed over a background image, and the fill opacity over the background image is transparent but the fill of the rest of the ...
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Creating a convex hull object that covers disjoint objects in Illustrator

I am trying to freeform gradient fill this implied curved teardrop. However, when I compound path the objects freeform gradient doesn't work (see image below). My next idea was to create an object ...
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What does it mean to have two colors in the fill section?

What does this fill color mean? How did it come up? What is the use of it? There is no explanation in both The Fill and Stroke Dialog — Inkscape Beginners' Guide 1.0 documentation and Inkscape ...
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how to fill bounded areas perfectly in inkscape

I have a PNG with transparent background. I want to draw a rectangle over it (the dashed rectangle) and then fill it with some color because for my text, I need to add a rectangle over some areas to ...
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Can I set a fill color opacity in Illustrator?

I found this question last asked in 2011: Make fill translucent but keep stroke opaque in Illustrator My question is roughly the same. I'd like to have a solid/opaque stroke line with a translucent ...
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Fill non-transparent part of image in InDesign

I have a linked image in Adobe InDesign which is a transparent PNG. I want to fill the visible part of that image with a particular color, i.e. the transparent pieces should stay transparent but the ...
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Inkscape's stroke and fill are invisible, not opacity or 'A' value

I am using the new version of inkscape (1.2) on a MacBook Pro, and when I try to make lines or shapes I am unable to see the fill or stroke that I adjust. I can adjust the stroke thickness to whatever ...
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Problem with Colour Fill in Closed Path in Illustrator

I am creating a logo and have drawn a motif with the pen tool and - as far as I'm aware - the path is closed as I'm able to fill it with colour. However, on closer inspection, the fill colour is not ...
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Font/Type fill-rule issue with intersecting shapes in InDesign PDFs

With some fonts in InDesign (in this case, HEX Franklin), the PDFs that are exported show weird rendering issues (see screenshot). I tried reading up on this, but couldn't find a clear answer as to ...
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How do I stop Pencil drawn shapes from being transparent? - Adobe Illustrator

Every new shape I draw in the Pencil tool always comes up as transparent, where as other tools (rectangle, ellipse, polygon, etc.) always keep their default or previously chosen fill color. Although ...
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Why form content is not filling in this picture?

In the next composition: I don't know why fill is not working. Is an illustration imported from Illustrator and there object is showed properly, with shape color filled. But when I import in ...
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Why does my arrow turn into this strange shape in Inkscape?

Does anyone know why my arrow turns into this strange shape in Inkscape when I fill it? Here is my svg file from Inkscape.
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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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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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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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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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