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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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 ...
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Is there a shortcut for changing the value a Layer's Fill similar to configuring its opacity

So to change a layers opacity value using the keyboard you would use the numeric keys. But being how close it is in proximity you would think there would be something similar for change a layer's fill....
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Illustrator: changing the opacity of fill and stroke independently won't work

I've read various threads on how one can change the opacity values of stroke and fill individually by going to the Appearance panel. Unfortunately I cannot do that and I'mm stuck. As you can see in ...
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Make fill translucent but keep stroke opaque in Illustrator

How do I set the fill of a rectangle to be 50% opacity, but keep the stroke at full opacity? The transparency panel controls both fill and stroke. I want to set them independently.
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How to fill a selected path with color in Illustrator?

I am new to Illustrator and I am editing artwork which seems that it is drawn by paths. My problem is I am unable to fill the part which is selected in the below image: How I can fill the shape ...
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how to add different colors to multiple segments in a circle

I have created a circle and divided it into 4 sections via the pen tool. My problem is that I am unable to completely fill the 4 sections in 2 different colors. Section 1 & 3 need to be ...
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Gimp: Draw border around selection using the corresponding colors

If I select a specific area, I want to increase that selection by one pixel in all directions. I know that I can do that through the Grow function. But I also want to fill in the pixels that have been ...
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In photoshop how can you fill each selection with its own individual gradient automatically?

Basically, this is an oversimplified illustration that shows exactly what I want. Instead of me selecting each patch individually then apply the gradient I can just use select > color range or magic ...
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I would like to know how to apply inner glow on a shape so it can mimick this look

See the image below for more information. I would like to recreate the pixellated effect on the left side of the image. This will be a batch process so I thought I can just select all the inner space ...
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Edit fill in Illustrator

I am trying to fill a circle with a hexagonal arrangement of smaller circles in Illustrator. This is easily done by creating a pattern (as pattern have options for hexagonal tessellation) and then ...
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GIMP Bucket ignores saturation value

I need to fill the red area with white colour. As you can see the foreground is very very white shade of pure red. Why do I get fully saturated red instead (the left circle)? Only when I go to the ...
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Inkscape: Convert “filled” lines of imported .svg to no-dimension strokes

I've exported a 2D drawing from Sketchup which consist of not filled shapes made with lines. I want to keep the exact dimensions and manipulate it in Inkscape, so I imported it using Vector Magic. The ...
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Illustrator: how to fill space between 2 shapes

I have drawn this in illustrator: It's just a circle and a hand drawn line with the paint brush tool on top of each other. How do I go about filling in on of the two halves with a color?
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make shape from illustrator file doesn't work

I made my character in Photoshop and exported it as .SVG, then I opened it via Illustrator to make an .ai file, after that I opened the .ai into After Effects to make a shape from this but I went ...
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How to make path that follows fill of existing path?

Context I bought a vector EPS image. I want to use my Brother Scan-n-Cut to draw it; this machine takes an SVG and draws a stroke along every path. When I imported the file into inkscape, it turned ...
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Convert Dotted Stroke to Fill in Inkscape

I tried Path > Stroke to Path but it just fills the whole rectangle instead of converting my dotted stroke into filled dots. Is there any way in Inkscape to easily convert my dotted stroke to a fill?...
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How to fill the background from the illustration with color

I would like to place this illustration over an image with a black background. Firstly I want to fill the transparent background inside of the illustration with the white color. How can I do that ? ...
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Can't fill areas of a purchased vector image

I purchased a vector image from vectorstock.com but I cannot fill some of the areas on it. This is the image I purchased: What happens is when I set a fill it only makes an outline of the triangle. ...
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Inkscape: how to reuse part of a circular path (inner boundary) and connect it to another path inside of that

I use Inkscape: Imagine I have a shape like an O which is a path. Or better said: Two paths, one for the outer boundary and another for the inner boundary. But it is one object (one path??). If I ...
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Path has nodes out of order

I created a path by combining two different paths and this has apparently resulted in the nodes being out of order. Therefore, when I fill the path, the fill is not correct: How can I fix this ...
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Photoshop : Change Stroke Color Quickly?

How to Change Stroke Color of a Shape Quickly? Like we double click on shape, it open a pop up color picker window that change fill color in real time without hitting "OK Button" Is there any ...
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How to fill a shape with different elements of varying sizes

I'm looking to replicate this effect without having to putting each icon in by hand manually. Is there a program or script that could help me achieve this? I tried it with some mosaic apps but it ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to fill in colors between lines?

I am making a 3D letter and I want to fill in some parts to give it a 3D look. So far I have used black lines to make it but I want to fill in-between the lines. Can someone show me what to do?
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How to fill a shape with color in a way that doesn't follow the outline?

I have created this shape in Photoshop and exported as PNG: I then imported it to Illustrator and now I am trying to colour it exactly as the logo below. Any help?
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How do you add color to objects that don't close on illustrator

How do you add color to objects that don't close on illustrator. I'm trying to fill in the pathways with color in illustrator. I know that you can use the Live Paint to add color to objects that are ...
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How can I fill a contour?

I'm as astonished as ashamed. I know my limitations, I know I'm way, way far of even leaving the basic level in terms of design, but I simply can't find a way of fill a random contour I've downloaded ...
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How to fill color of an unclosed shape?

I want to colour an unclosed shape, to be more precisely what I mean: Here is where the person creates 2 lines and suddenly he makes the background (fill) green between the 2 lines: Link to ...
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Inkscape: How to partly remove a stroke with a different object?

Imagine you have a simple rectangle without fill but with a solid stroke: Now I want to "remove" some small parts of this black stroke. Therefore I created a second object with the desired shape and ...
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Illustrator loses stroke/fill information on opening pdf

A client has provided a PDF file with vector information, and I need to make some adjustments to it. It is a complex file (an architectural design) with many different colors, line styles etc. When I ...
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How to fill multiple live paint objects all at once in Illustrator

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 ...
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Remove textbox from inside object

I am completely new to illustrator. Somehow a textbook became a part of an object in a project I am working on. How can I get rid of the textbook and then fill the object with the same brown color as ...
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How to make rough background with Paint.NET?

How to draw an icon with rough background like that: Is it possible to do this with some fill tool?
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How to fill a shape in photoshop and avoid white lines

This is something it will be useful for several things now that I started "photoshoping" - so I made some lines with the pen tool, then right clicked with the 'direct selection' and then 'stroke path' ...
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How can I replicate Photoshop's content-aware fill in Gimp for Windows?

I want to remove an object from a photograph based on the surrounding patterns. In photoshop I could use the Content Aware Fill Tool, but there doesn't seem to be any built-in alternatives for Gimp on ...
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Edge-based smooth color fill in Photoshop

Is it possible in Photoshop to fill with a smooth color, based on the existing edges of the selected area? Mathematically speaking, I'm looking for a partial differential equation filling, with the ...
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In Sketch: Can you fill a closed shape created by an open vector?

I have a series of vectors such as image A, connecting to form a knot, or maze-like design. I want to fill the closed portion as in B. But the fill feature sees the open vector and gives me C. Image ...
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How to fill half of a word with one colour and the other half with a different colour in Adobe Illustrator

I want to recreate the text of a logo I have. It had black half way down the text and then yellow for the other half. How do I create text with a different colour on each half in Adobe Illustrator?...
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Is there a way to 'fill' an incomplete sketch

When using the brush tool, what's the best way to 'fill' and sketch style image in adobe illustrator? A simple example would be a triangle that is sketched with the brush tool trying to create a more ...
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Change vector fill colors in Corel?

In Corel Draw X7 it is really easy to create vector fills. It is also easy to transform these vector fills (scale/shift). But I can't find a way how to change colors. Is there a way to edit vector ...
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Joining Paths Without Endpoints Workaround

I'm new to illustrator and having difficulty mastering some fundamentals. Recently, while trying to create a cartoonish "neon tubing" look, I.. Used a round brush to draw some letters (black fill, ...
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How can I draw a hoop with both halves on different layers?

I'm trying to learn more about layers and fills in Illustrator. I have a ball and two ellipses in the shape of a hoop. Problem 1: How can I get a fill into the space between the two ellipses? ...
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Fill number used as shape with text

After a long research process I couldn't find a way to write a text into a number. Writing them all one by one takes too long and any other way used to fill shapes with texts didn't work. I would be ...
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How to fill a shape with icons automatically?

I know how to add the icons one by one manually, but is there a way to do it faster/automatically? Is there a generator for this somewhere? For example (pulled from here):
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Fill a vector path in Photoshop CS5 without pixelated edges

I've created a smooth path around an image that I'd like to vectorize. Now I'd like to fill that path to make it a solid with smooth edges. I created a new layer I selected the path and the new ...
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Pinta fill-transparent for everything lighter than black?

I have an image which I wanted to set the background as transparent for, which was pretty straightforward in Pinta due to a great tutorial. But I was left with a faint whiteish grayish outline when I ...
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How to remove lettering on gradient (Photoshop)

I have an existing image with letters over a gradient. How would you go about removing it and replacing it with new lettering? Is there an easier way than to fill the whole are with a similar gradient?...
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Trying to join separate open paths into one closed shape

I've created a cloud shape using the pen tool, and it's made up of separate, unclosed paths. All of the anchor points are connected to each other, but because the ends of some of the paths are open I ...
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Excess pixel in gradient text

I'm practicing adobe illustrator. I wonder how there is an excess pixel in my text when I use gradient. Are there any settings to make it smooth without excess pixel outside/inside the text?
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How to fill in areas surrounded by line segments?

I have a rectangular shape and I added an "extension area" to it with several line segments and closed it back to the rectangle. Specifically, I clicked on an anchor point off a corner of the ...