You can easily do this with a Gradient (without a gradient appearance). Don't let the term "Gradient" throw you. It's just the name of the tool, it doesn't have to mean a smooth transition between colors.
Just make certain the Location for both gradient stops is set the same.
You can even make this dynamic while keeping text live. So, it moves with the ...
Grab the Live Paint Bucket Tool (it's underneath the Shape Builder Tool)
Click once to make a Live Paint Group from the lines and shape
Pick a color, and click the area you wish to fill.
Click the Expand button on the Control Bar across the top of the screen to expand the Live Paint Group back to standard shape and paths.
Add your stroke using the Appearance panel (Window → Appearance), you can then drag each appearance attribute to the order that you want.
You can use this on a single object, live type or even a whole group or layer. You can either set the fill through the appearance panel too, or to use the group, layer or type's fill simply drag "Characters" or "...
Adobe changed the Delete/Backspace key functionality in Photoshop CS6 when you press the Delete/Backspace key on a locked Background layer.
Since pressing the Delete/Backspace key on a locked background layer merely filled the selection with the background color, Adobe changed the functionality to provide more options when hitting the key. By bringing up ...
1. Create your gradient
2. Effect → Sketch → Graphic Pen...
Unhappy with the size of the dots?
3. Effect → Document Raster Effects Settings... Resolution
The Sketch effects output is monochrome by nature so you are stuck with a black and white gradient to begin with. You can easily colorize the effect with the use of some blending modes.
Yes, there is a "resynthesize" plugin. It is available from the Gimp registry (possibly here). But the best way to install it are:
on Linux (at least for Ubuntu and derivatives), install package gimp-plugin-registry (it is included in a set of rather useful plugins).
On Windows and OSX, the Gimp builds available on http://www.partha.com include it.
There is a little known feature, in Illustrator, that allows you to do this non-destructively. That is without expanding and using pathfinder. This can bring some future flexibility to your designs. As a bonus its also less work and works inside effects.
First turn on transparency grid or put something behind your graphic. This ensures that you can observe ...
What you essentially need to do is separate the stroke from the fill. Then subtract the stroke from the fill.
You can do this by using the Object > Expand item in the menu then the Pathfinder Panel or Shape Builder Tool will allow you to cut the stroke from the fill.
Select the hand
Object > Expand (tick all options and hit OK)
Click the ...
To make things easy for yourself when editing later, it pays off to do a bit more work upfront by using the Appearance panel for this.
Draw a shape
Give it any fill and no stroke
Open the Appearance panel
Select your shape with the Move tool (V)
Choose Add New Stroke, either through Appearance panel options
or with the icon bottom leftmost on the panel
Create a pattern fill of the stripes.
Draw a rectangle and fill it with the pattern.
Copy the shape of the shirt and paste it on top of the pattern filled rectangle.
Choose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object from the menu.
You can then alter the envelope to change how the curvature appears. With the enveloped object selected go to ...
Select the shape
Swap the Fill and Stroke, so it has a fill and no stroke
Hit the Divide button on the Pathfinder Panel (Window > Pathfinder)
Fill to your heart's content (You could then use Live Paint or merely the Direct Selection Tool and click sections to alter their fill color.)
If you are trying to save the shape for further manipulation, all you need to do is name the path in the Path window so it won't get overwritten when you create another shape.
If you don't see your Paths window go to Window > Path to show it.
To create a shape with the pen tool from the start, make sure the Shape Layer icon is selected.
The way to go there is to create the patterns yourself - and have GIMP load them as the existing patterns that can be dragged to an active selection or used with the Bucket fill or Clone tools.
Of course, the easiest way to create them is to use GIMP itself - for a dotted pattern with B&W, for example:
Create a new image 5x5 pixel in size, with white ...
Let's say you have these 2 shapes:
You select them and grab Live Paint Bucket tool:
Next, you just choose the color and click on the area you want to paint:
To get shape of filled colors you should use expand command.
The reason I'm adding another answer, is that this doesn't answer the question, but is a much simpler way to (symmetrically) create the shape you are making:
(This method would also avoid the issue in the first place)
Create your circle using the Ellipse Tool
Duplicate your circle and resize it to 50%
Now create 4 clones of this smaller shape (Ctrl+C : ...
Create two rectangles. Fill them with the desired colours
Place the text on top of the two rectangles. Make sure the text layer is the top-most of the three.
Select the three shapes (rectangles and text). Right click and select Make Clipping Mask
The text will function as the clipping mask. It will also still be editable! To edit the text or ...
Your question is a bit unclear, perhaps a image could help.
If I have understood, you are starting from a "O" like object, like this (I've used the text tool to write an "O" and then I've used path->object to path):
And you want to achieve a sort of two "O" nested:
Starting from the first object, the orange one, this is composed by two paths: external and ...
The area of fill (inset/outset) can be controlled by using grow/shrink option displayed in control panel when paint bucket is selected. Setting this value less than 0 (negative) makes the fill path smaller (ref image 1). Here I have set the value to -5px.
Setting the value greater than 1 (positive) makes the fill path larger than the enclosed area (ref ...
No you cannot achieve the similar effect with a single shape because stroke and fill is one single property. The first case when you remove one edge of the stroke, the hexagon shape is not disturbed because still there is a top node. Once you remove the other edge, the complete node is removed as it is not connected to any other node, the fill gets adjusted ...
Simply use the Ellipse Tool to draw an ellipse and set the Fill to none and the Stroke to whatever you want.
Edit: For versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6
Simply set the Fill Opacity to 0% and add a stroke Layer Style
Sure! Use the Appearance Panel.
You can stack multiple strokes (or fills) onto the same path which is much more precise, clean, and editable than anything Photoshop can do.
For more information on the Appearance Panel CLICK HERE.
Have you tried this:
use the Magic Wand tool and click the empty area that you want filled
with the gradient. There should be a dashed line inside the area.
Switching over to the Blend Tool
Pick your gradient
Apply gradient by clicking and dragging inside your selection, see image
This video should give you an idea how I use layer masks. ...
All you need to do is treat your open path the same as you would a closed one.
Click on it, change its fill. That simple.
It works for all sorts of differently shaped paths:
After examining the video you posted more closely, I can see you are going about this the wrong way.
The guy in the video is not filling an open path.
He is creating green ...
What exactly is the problem with the symbol sprayer? From your description it would seem to do what you want. Here I moved the brush in little circular motions to increase the randomness.
Here are the settings I used for the symbol sprayer