Questions tagged [fill]

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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Turning raw sketch of multiple paths into fillable shape

I'm looking for a way to turn a raw sketch with multiple paths into a single shape resulting from the average which can be filled. The solution should be tablet friendly. I have tried combinations of ...
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How to Fill Edges of a Selected Area in GIMP

Is there a way to select an area in GIMP, then fill every part of the selected that is a certain distance or more from the edges of the selection other than doing it manually? So a black circle like ...
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Place image on text with effects - Adobe Illustrator

I have a logo where I have applied effects to the text. I have a transparent image of some stars I would like to apply over the text but when I create a clipping mask it removes the colour of the text....
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How can I remove two edges of a shape but leave the fill in Inkscape?

I have a hexagon with a border. I can remove one edge from it, and keep the fill colour in it. But if I want to remove a second edge, the fill disappears, because the node has been deleted - as you ...
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How can I extend the pattern in a group layer mask?

I'm fairly new to photoshop (currently using CC 2015) so I apologise for any incorrect use of terminology and if I'm asking a stupid question. I created an A6 document and followed instructions to ...
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How to fill a hollow object in Illustrator?

I'm working with a complex shape, but for the sake of getting a solution, let's say I draw a circle with the circle tool, and then I do a smaller circle inside of it. I select both objects and use ...
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How do I fill closed paths in Inkscape?

I exported an AI file from SolidWorks, which only exports lines. Nothing is filled. I'd like to get all the closed shapes to be filled, but I am running into problems when I try to set the "Fill" ...
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How can I reproduce those stroke and fill a shape with it?

Hello there, Is there a way to fill a particular shape with stroke/lines in a randomized angle and position. Which would allow me to avoid doing it by hand ... lazy me! I put a picture so you can ...
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Is it possible to get Inkscape's bucket fill to entirely fill regions marked by lines?

I've noticed there's a slight gap between shapes and lines in which bucket-fill is applied (to the enclosed areas found therein) and the colour fill in Inkscape, is there any way of removing this gap (...
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Gnuplot: problems with filling

Using Gnuplot, I tried to fill the surface between a discrete gaussian and the x-axis: the problem comes when the gaussian is cut from the bounds parallel to the y-axis. This is the result: The code ...
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Vectorised font not filling shape fully [Illustrator]

RESOLVED: I had problems with the rendering, switching to CPU rendering fixed the display. I can't figure out what's wrong here. I turned a font into outlines so I can adjust the shape a little more....
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How to fill areas outside of a stroke to path object that are enclosed by the path

I have created a celtic style knot and would like to fill in the the background. The fill bucket makes a several pixel ring inside the area but does not fill as I expected it to. The object was ...
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How to Remove Stroke while Resizing Object to Appear the Same - Illustrator

I have an object in Illustrator that has both a Stroke and a Fill of the same colour. I would like to remove the Stroke and resize (or otherwise alter) the object so the Fill matches what the object ...
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Adobe Illustrator - No fill or stroke, still have a outline

This is perplexing me. All of the shapes I am creating still have a outline around them in white no matter what I do. I can't figure it out. Has anyone experienced this before? The shape looks ...
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How is this (pencil like) design made?

can anybody help me here to figure out how are these designs made? Like what software and what tools can be used to make similar designs? Fish Thanks!
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Filling paths with transparency after breaking apart a traced bitmap

I'm very new to Inkscape, and I'm sure I'm missing something trivial. I had a .png image with some lineart that I wanted to vectorize. I know how to vectorize lineart as to have black vectorized ...
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How can I delete bezier lines without deleting the colors I've filled them with in Inkscape?

I made this polygonal art with a bunch of bezier lines and filled them with colors. I want to delete all the black lines without deleting the colors. How?
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Hard edges on bucket fill tool in Gimp

I am trying to fill a selected region using the bucket tool in Gimp. I want everything to have hard edges, no gradual shading unless I do it myself. However, when I fill the region I end up getting ...
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An issue with pencil tool in Illustrator 2019, pencil's default fill and stroke set to none, how to fix it?

I was using the pencil tool a lot in previous versions of Illustrator (2015 particularly). It was very handy when I was drawing highlights and shadows on illustration, because I could draw a shape ...
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text color changes from one computer to another

Edited an image and put-in gray color text. When the same file was opened on another machine, the color appears as RED. I did the editing on a trial version of illustrator and saved it as a xx.ai file....
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Select empty space and change color in vector

I have a vector which has some empty regions. I am not sure how to fill some specific empty regions since I can't make a selection, and also the 'image trace' is disabled. In this example, I want to ...
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How can I randomize color across available fill regions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to apply a random colors from a palette of colors to the resulting fill-able regions. I'll first explain where I am and then what I'm trying. I previously asked about how to split a ...
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How can I split a complicated line into different fill-able groups?

I'm working with Adobe Illustrator for the first time, and I'm coming across something that I think it can do, but I can't find the right Google-words to find it. Ok, first, here's an image to show ...
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Photoshop CS6 Pen tool suddenly refuses to 'Stroke' 'Fill' or 'Make Selection.'

Believe I have a bug here: After using Pen tool to make paths on a file, Pen tool will just give-up and ignore requests to 'Make Selection,' 'Stroke' the new path or 'Fill' the path. I've checked the ...
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How do I avoid “filling in” a stroke in illustrator?

So I was trying to create a leaf using the pen tool. Each of the 8 stems were drawn as separate strokes using the pen tool. My fill is set to none but still a black fill shows up. a) How do I avoid ...
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Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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Smoothen the gradient after filling by content-aware

May I know how to make the gradient color looks more natural after filling by the content-awareness on the left? I tried to use a Stamp tool, but it does not work as expected. :(
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Wish to make a GIMP layer visible to me, but “hidden” to GIMP

I am attempting to create a color-coded grid diagram for a cross-stitch pattern. As shown in the attached image (sorry it is a little blurry, this is just my test run), I have a white "background" ...
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Filling in multiple areas of a shape in Affinity Designer for iPad

I'm just starting out in Affinity Designer for iPad, and I'm trying to perform a pretty simple fill operation on this eye that I've drawn. I come from an Illustrator background and it's incredibly ...
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Is there a simple way to fill in a grungy font to make it solid?

I'm looking to make the entire letter solid. I want to complete the grungy white space and fill it out with solid black. Is there a simple way to do this?
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Convert all strokes to fills in Sketch

Is there a way to do this? This is my first time trying to make glyphicons and icomoon ignores strokes. I have quite a few, so was hoping there were some veteran designers that could point me in the ...
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How do I edit a shape that has been filled with a pattern in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a 3D brick wall to fit in a certain shape. I have made a brick pattern > expanded it > used the perspective grid tool for perspective (I have also tried warping). Once I have the ...
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How to replicate an “aged tapestry” fill effect?

I am using adobe illustrator and trying to capture a certain aged aesthetic in the fill of my svg shapes. Here is my inspiration below from an old tapestry. I'm only interested in the background, so ...
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How do I combine separate shapes for contiguous gradient fill in illustrator

I wanted the rainbow gradient to extend to the "'s".. and not filled as separate shape. I've tried everyone of the pathfinder options and refilled.. but the same results (or just plain did not work)
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How to generate vector pattern of random dots with specific density?

I want to make a field of dots. Primary Dots should be randomly placed I want to specify the density of dots (e.g. 10 dots per inch, 40 dots per inch, or 20%, 60%) Secondary Dots should not touch ...
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Illustrator: Uniting Multiple Adjacent, Non-Overlapping Objects

I have an SVG diagram depicting the Earths landmasses (like an atlas). Each country is a separate object, which worked fine for its initial purpose, where I set a 1pt stroke, so all the borders were ...
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Cant fill a shape in after effects

i have this weird problem, that i cant fill my shape in after effects. Does anybody know what do do? when i want to change the fill, basicly i see this: When i change the color in the fill setting, ...
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How to combine lines into a shape?

I want to combine the lines in my object into a shape (or multiple petal shapes) so I can still have the lines and fill the petals with color (or different petals with different colors). How do I do ...
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Illustrator: keyboard shortcut for color picker

I'm working on various color schemes for my design elements. I wish I could simply fill the elements by copying and pasting hex-values using keyboard shortcuts. Everytime, I have to double click on ...
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Color responsive patterns in GIMP?

When using the Bucket Fill tool in GIMP, is it possible to create a custom pattern which will be responsive to the current color choice the way a custom brush (when made correctly) will respond to the ...
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Filling portions of a path

I have a path that represents a cupboard. I would like to fill each side of this cupboard with a different colour. How do i do so?
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Is there automatical way to fill white pixels to black if it's surrounded by black pixel? See my image for more details

Basically, if you look at the image I want to fill the white noise if it's surrounded by black pixels. Maybe not a single white pixel but I definitely would like to fill the bigger patches. I was ...
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Live Paint Bucket Tool does not recognize all sections of image

I created a rectangle and added two lines inside (it is meant to be a table that will hold text). I want to target selected sections within the overall rectangle, but the Live Paint Bucket Tool only ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Can't Fill Shapes with Color [closed]

I am new in Adobe Illustrator. I am facing an issue. I can't fill a shape with color in Adobe Illustrator. But when I copy it in Paint app, I can easily do it. Here is the image of the shape: I can'...
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Illustrator fill not aligned with path/strokes not smooth

Fill colour doesn't line up with the path on curves in an object. Steps: draw line with pen tool apply stroke outline stroke fill and path don't line up Same thing happens if I create the whole ...
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Gradient effect with dots

I was trying to create a gradient effect using dots, but not using the halftone effect. Examples of what I'm trying to achieve can be seen here: and here: I was hoping to achieve this in ...
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Is there any trick to dynamically color low-poly designs?

I know the normal method is to fill the the areas with original color from the photo above which the triangles are residing. But I'm looking for an easy way to color them with random colors (all while ...
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How to change Live Paint Objects stroke color

I'm trying to change the opacity of an enclosed stroke (path) to 60%, but I can't. Every time I left-click on the enclosed stroke and set the opacity to 60%, that's applied to the fill only (image ...
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Fill Path is automatically lowered in opacity in Photoshop CS5

I am having problems filling paths in photoshop (which i was just doing fine yesterday), usually they just fill with a solid color. Now they are being filled with a lowered opacity color and i can see ...
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convert transparent area inside a shape to solid so I can fill with color in Illustrator

I downloaded a vector image from ShutterStock and edited it to the colors as shown. I want to make the inside of each shape the same color, but about a 50% opacity level, but can't in its current ...