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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Color Overlay added to Adjustment Layer does not show

I put an adjustment layer on top of my video. I right clicked and went to layer styles and clicked color overlay. It did nothing but add color overlay to the list of properties under the Adjustment ...
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Illustrator shape doesn't fill along path

When looking very closely at my shapes, the fill is not following the paths I have defined. I have attached a screen shot where you see the blue does not go all the way to the red path. I have never ...
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Fill a shape with a pattern gradually changing in size in Illustrator

I want to create scales running horizontally across this shape such that they gradually reduced/increase in size towards the extremities laterally. How would I best achieve this? Create a pattern ...
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Illustrator filling color outside boundary

I have this figure on illustrator: But when I try to fill color, the color overflows outside the boundary: A question mark appears in the fill tool as well. How will I fix this?
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Font Fill Color with Offset Path (Illustrator) Doesn't Work

When I write text with script font on Illustrator > create outlines > unite > offset path > group, I cannot select the original text to give it a contrasting fill color. The whole design turns white ...
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Illustrator: how to bring fill in front of the stroke?

I'm wondering how to create a stroke so it doesn't overlap the fill of an object. Working in Illustrator CC. Specific example here:
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Photoshop. How to remove all white space, background + unenclosed space [duplicate]

Hi everyone here a problem I have, basically I want to remove all white from this image so I can paint beneath the illustration. When I remove the white using magic eraser or the magic wand I'm ...
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How to fill in shape made with brush tool Illustrator CS6

I would like to make a complex shape using the brush tool and then use stroke and fills to create color. I started with one shape made from 8 brush strokes I selected all of the strokes with the ...
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Path and Fill doesn't line up, anyone got any solutions? [duplicate]

I can't see to work out why the fill within the path doesn't line up with it. I have checked to see if I have any transform effect applied to your path, which there isn't. There is no stroke on this ...
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Photoshop/Illustrator CS6 autotrace including border

Autotrace is tracing including the bounding line in its trace. I take the trace, paste it back into photoshop using paste paths. When I do a fill, it is filling the outsides of my art, not inside the ...
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Fill many small gaps in Inkscape

I traced a bitmap and after some tweaks I have what you can see in the image below (it's a detail of the whole canvas). As you can see some small gaps exist in the middle of the PCB traces. All the ...
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Why does the whole box fill when I transform an object in Illustrator?

I'm an Illustrator rookie and having problems. Whenever I rotate or transform the object, the whole bounding box fills. See examples below. Rotating, perspective distort, etc all seem to have the same ...
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Inkscape: bucket fill area enclosed by stroke

I have got a path that encloses small areas within it. I would like to fill each small square below with some color using the bucket fill tool in Inkscape. However, it always tells me the "area is ...
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How to prevent patterns from touching the edges of the selection?

I created a pattern to fill into the selection as shown above, but I dont want the star patterns to touch the edges as I have to give it for laser cutting. Is there any way we could solve this issue?
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Painting/Filling different sections of a shape on Illustrator CS5.1

I am trying to fill the inside of this JPG with different colours to represent different areas of the body; ie I want the head to be red, the arms yellow etc. When I import the JPG into Illustrator I ...
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How to apply a fill to a shape without losing the individual paths?

In the image I have a black 1/4-circle and two wavy lines. Is there a way I can apply a fill to the space between the two wavy lines without selecting all the shapes and using the pathfinder tools to ...
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Apply blending mode only to fill in Illustrator

Would this be possible? Applying for example an "overlay" blending mode to the fill of a shape while keeping the mode of the stroke set to normal? Or would I have to duplicate the shape?
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Changing pixel glitter to a fill of vector art in Illustrator?

Imagine this situation: You have received a screenshot of an animated glitter text as a raster image, and been asked to change the text, enlarge the image to prepare for print and apply the same fill ...
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Create a shape inside a shape in Sketch app

Two weeks ago, I asked if it was possible to fill only one path inside a more complex shape. I found a solution by taking out that one path I want to fill from the inner shape. I'm now trying to ...
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How to Split Fill of Text Horizontally In Illustrator?

I've seen this answered before but for some reason I can't seem to find it anywhere - I'm trying to split text horizontally like in the following logo designs: You can see how the colors in the text ...
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Edit shape and fill inside certain paths

I'm trying to edit a shape I didn't create. I'd like to fill a specific shape inside another more complex shape. Problem is, when I do this, the entire shape switches color... How can I 'separate' ...
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Arabic Text stroke overlap (with zero fill)

How do I remove the stroke overlap between the individual Arabic characters when I use zero fill or even white fill?
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Why can't I use the Delete key to delete in Photoshop CS6?

The previous version of Photoshop I used was CS4 and whenever I selected a portion of an image with the magic wand and hit Delete, it simply deleted that portion of the image (rendering it transparent)...
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How to fill path in Illustrator with average color (like in Ps)?

So i have made triangle path in Illustrator and I want to fill it with the average color of that area. It's possible in Photoshop with Filter>Blur>Average. Is there an option like that in Ai?
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How to flood fill shapes made with line segment tool on Adobe Illustrator CC

How do I flood fill like the paint bucket in Microsoft Paint? I've tried selecting a group of line segments -> object -> live paint -> make. But it changes the weight of the lines to all the same. I ...
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Coreldraw X7- how to fill an object with black color [closed]

I have a image of a church that is outlined, I need to fill the church in with black to burn to a screen, how do I fill the church with the color black in Coreldraw X7?
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How to bucket fill area with a gradient in Gimp?

I have a very simple problem. In the following image I want the pinnacles and other parts of my (admittedly very awesome) castle filled with some color and other shapes or outlines filled with other ...
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How to fill in a shape with content in illustrator

I am completely new to Illustrator, however my boss asked me to make a graphic in illustrator. A list of things he sent me: First, this mock up image for what he wants: as well as the .ai file ...
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How to fill or Paint bucket in Inkscape without white space between two paths? [duplicate]

In inkscape I imported a jpg map file and by using trace bitmap utility I created a set of paths. Now I am trying to fill the regions between maps using paint bucket tool( More specifically the ...
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Low Poly Problem in Illustrator - White Lines Around Shapes [duplicate]

I made this Low poly image (zoomed in version of just the eye). I followed all of the steps and I couldn't have done anything wrong: If you look closely, you can see these white lines between every ...
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Quickly Select and Fill Base Colors

Here's an example video of the kind of selection/coloring I'm talking about Is there a way in Photoshop to quickly select areas in line art, as in the video, and then apply base colors? I've tried ...
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Photoshop: how to completely to fill an outline drawn with a brush?

I drew an outline and filled the inside of it. But it did't get completely filled: there's a white gap between the stroke and the fill. How can I implement a full fill without this gap? Update: add ...
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Transparent path/stroke fill in Illustrator

This is an odd request and something I've never had to worry about in Illustrator until now. I'm building out a logo that will be printed on a shirt. Instead of having a solid black border around the ...
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color fill segments of a path

I'm designing a board game in Adobe Illustrator for my cultural youth work, and I've drawn the paths that mark the trails of the game where the player can move along: Now I want to divide that trails ...
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How to add different colors in shape in Sketch 3.4? Is there selective fill possible? [closed]

Here is the screenshot of what i want to do. Also if there is some other method please tell!
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Using GIMP, is there a way to fill an image that has transparency?

For a given shape, I would like to fill it with the line color. However, using the fill bucket, the transparency on the inside of the image is still visible. Double clicking with the fill bucket will ...
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What unicode character should I use to represent the fill bucket?

I'm designing a mockup paint editor for the web and I'm using unicode characters to represent all of the different tools. I ran into a problem when I got to the fill bucket - I can't find anything ...
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Fill a shape with Bucket Tool (except leave the text inside the shape transparent) in Gimp

I have this image that I downloaded and I am trying to recreate it in a larger size. This is what I have so far: I really want to be able to fill in the oval with black, but not fill in the letter "...
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Fill shape created using “Pen Tool”

I have created an Arc using Pen Tool in a new layer. I want to fill and the convert it into a shape for further manipulation. I tried "Ctrl + left click" on layer to select the stroke as well as ...
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Antialiasing or blurring on Photoshop creates a pale edge between different blocks of colour

I'm working on some illustrations which are cartoon-style, so thick black lines with blocks of colour filling them in. I've been colouring the images in a non-anti-aliased document to ensure ...
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In Inkscape how to create a fill only above a line [closed]

I need to create for the pink line a similar thing to what is there for the red line. If I follow this steps Inkscape fails to recognise properly my pink vector and I get just the filling all over the ...
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Simple patterns fill in Gimp

I would like to do some simple pattern or polygon fills in Gimp, e.g. to represent different regions in a map without resorting to colors or grayscale tones. Some nice examples of what I seek are ...
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Illustrator space around outline and removing shape

I've used "//" and "\" to create this "W", and have made them into outlines, as I'm trying to give the different layers a colour, as well as having a white space where the lines touch and I would like ...
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Fill Tool Question

I recently bought an iMac and started using Photoshop. I already have a macbook pro and the photoshop works perfectly, but now I am experiencing one tiny, but annoying, issue. For example, when I ...
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Photoshop CS6: Pen/Custom Shape Fill & Stroke Color Options are Locked?

I'm new to Photoshop, and am teaching myself. In playing with the pen and custom shape tool I've noticed that the Fill and Stroke settings for "Shape" appear to be locked. I cannot click to change ...
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GIMP: select a border in layer A and fill it in layer B

I would like to separate the fill from the shape. So, I would like to select the shape (the border of a selection) in layer A, and fill this selection with color in another layer B. Is it possible ...
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Painting areas inside an illustration - Illustrator CS6

I am having problems in filling my illustration with colours. I usually do these things by creating separate shapes or so but now this is done more by separate paths and I am confused. The shape ...
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How do I fill my vector file with color?

First of all, I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I've been searching and trying for the past 2 hours without any luck. I'm only getting started with Illustrator, so forgive me if this is a ...
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Can't put stroke width or fill on a path

I'm a newbie. I traced a photo with live trace, it looked good. Then I expanded it, and I can't get these paths to fill or take a stroke width, whether its grouped or not. I drew a rectangle and it ...
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Irregular shaped gradient fill in Illustrator

I want to make a gradient fill for a shape in illustrator but I don't know how to make it follow this shape. Any tips on how to do this? Thank you.