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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How do I cover this outline to make these pants look like one shape?

DISCLAIMER: I'm not adept with programs like these and I have a very VERY basic understanding (if at all) of what I'm doing, so I apologize if my choice of words is poor or incorrect; bear with me, ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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' ...