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Cannot color in shapes after tracing object

Mar 2, 2013 10:44 PM

Tags: #illustrator #adobe #fill #stroke #shapes



I am working on a project, and I have finished tracing everything. I am now ready to color in the objects, but when I fill the shape with color, it does not work. My layer is not locked. What should I do?


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    Mar 2, 2013 11:06 PM   in reply to DijahP

    How did you trace the objects? Manually with the Pen tool or with Image Trace (or Live Trace)? If one of the latter you will need to use Object>Expand to get usable objects.

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    Mar 3, 2013 1:32 AM   in reply to DijahP

    Your shot indicates that you are working in Outline mode.

    Hit Cmd+Y (Ctrl+Y) for Preview mode.


    Check that your paths are closed, otherwise they will not fill properly.

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