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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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 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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Why doesn't a shape or form I've created fill in?

Not new to Illustrator (actually studied this a few years ago). I'm designing a logo by using a drawing tablet to trace over the design I drew with pencil. When I go to fill the logo in, it doesn't ...
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Why “Fill whole selection” under “Bucket-fill” tool leaves some area partially filled?

I want to mask different type of RBC with different color. After selecting same type of RBCs using Fuzzy Selection Tool (and Remove Holes option) , I used Bucket tools to FIll whole selection. But I'm ...
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Creating a multi-coloured SVG that can be changed to a single colour based off metadata values - clipping masks?

I'm creating a business dashboard. The software I'm using can display SVGs that can change in colour depending on criteria set by the user, which it does by modifying the fill of whichever object in ...
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Inkscape multi-closed-region multi-lined path

I'm trying to draw Sheldon Cooper in Inkscape 1.0 on Linux. So, I've draw the basic outline using circles & Beziers: All those lines are paths with no fill and black stroke. Now I'm trying to ...
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Why does my paint brush on adobe illustrator keep doing this?

My paint brush keeps changing the fill/border, It has never done this before. It makes it hard to be accurate. The eraser makes bubbled marks instead of regular smooth eraser marks. Again, Never ...
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Illustrator: Gaps in path stroke when I fill leaf shape with a color

So I used the pen tool to create this leaf. When I fill it, these 'gaps' appear where the strokes should be. How do I fix this? (I'm really new to illustrator) Thank you
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Is there a keyboard shortcut I can make to automatically fill a selected polygon area in LibreOffice Draw?

I'm aware that there is a shortcut simply to open the Fill Area menu, but I'm tired of moving my mouse around as I have several, rather large PDFs I have to fill boxes in to answer questions. My ...
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Brush Strokes showing multiple colors?

I'm trying to use a brush, employing the same color as the square to the left, but it's displaying multiple colors even though theres no fill. I tried to expand the appearance but it just selected all ...
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How to fill non linear selection with some smoothness

I want to create a outline around a selected area that I have cut away by 45 Degress. The issue is that the stroke has not a straight pattern and is also very pixelated. I'd like to have a smooth ...
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How can I combine and fill these lines In Sketch?

I have a few orange lines that I have drawn in sketch. I would like to combine them into one shape and use something like a "paint bucket" tool to fill the whole object with the light sand color. I ...
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Changing object/path filling's opacity without changing the stroke's opacity

I would like to reduce the opacity of the filling colour of an object/path and keep the stroke of such object/path unchanged. Is there a way of impeding this relationship so I can only reduce the ...
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Illustrator pen tool issue [duplicate]

I'm very new to illustrator but I keep running into this problem when using the pen tool. I hope it's just a simple fix that I'm missing. Sometimes when I use the pen tool the stroke and fill becomes ...
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How to properly fill color inside a shape in inkscape

I have created a complex shape using Bézier curves, and now I want to fill the color specifically inside the shape. Basically, shape has two segments. At first, I selected the shape and then filled ...
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Illustrator Fill in Paths that Cross

I have created paths in Illustrator. I have one path, see image, that crosses itself. It produces this white box inside. How do I fill it with the same black. Everything I tried seems to be rather a ...
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Replicating a fantasy map coastline pattern along a path

In fantasy maps coastlines are sometimes portrayed using a combination of two parallel lines and wave shapes on the seaside. I wish to replicate this behaviour for a custom coastline (a path) in ...
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Why does the Photoshop Fill tool change pixels outside of the boundary I'm filling?

In the example image, I am trying to fill a white area and the black pixel lines around it are being changed. Also, there are a few gray pixels created at the bottom corners, outside my outline. Why ...
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How to turn Fill Color of Mesh points to Fill “NONE” in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm trying to create a irregular mesh shape in Illustrator, which has some mesh point filled with colors at center and all edge points with 0% opacity. Considering the image attached. I want the cyan ...
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Strange Fills in paths on Illustrator

I don't understand where are these fills coming from. I only have strokes selected on this shape yet I get these little fills. This is very annoying. Anyone know what are these or how to prevent the ...
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Is there a way to simulate Photoshop's 'fill' functionality in InDesign?

Photoshop has two distinct opacity values for any layer: 'Opacity' and 'Fill'; the former affects the entire layer and all its effects, the latter only affects the layer content and not the effects. ...
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Batch convert fill and stroke colour of a set of icons

I have a set of icons which are black and white. I want to try and make it shades of blue. Example is given below I have set stroke and fill colours to it manually using Inkscape. Will it be possible ...
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Compound path - Fill doesn't match shape

This is a really simple file. Just a outlined text, made into a compound path. It's weird that the fill doesn't match the outline (in blue) does anyone know what's happening here?
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Join divided shape in Illustrator 2020 [duplicate]

I want to fill this shape with a gradient, but because it's divided it won't fill it completely, leaving a gap between subshapes. How can I join these subshapes? I can't use pathfinder because it will ...
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Why is Inkscape creating a diamond-shaped hole when I fill in my path?

I created the outline of the bee shape below using the arc tool for the head and body, and the Bezier curve Spiro path tool for the side wings. I then connected these 4 paths using Combine paths (CTRL-...
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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 ...