In Illustrator CC every time I click Merge Paint I need to go back to Live Paint > Gap Options > and reset Gap Detections to "Paint stop at Small Gaps". Despite I set "Paint stop at Small Gaps" as my default many times now, it seems that Illustrator CC does reset it automatically to "Custom Gaps" and therefore Merge Paint doesn't work correctly. A nightmare, I am forced to use Illustrator CS6!
I uploaded a step by step at
mainly I create my work with some calligraphic brush in Illustrator CC.
Then when the artwork is finished I click to Make a Live Group.
I need to go to Live Paint > Gap Options > Gap Detection and Set "Small Gaps" as my Default.
Then I can start to add color to my Art Work using Make Live.
But if I add some new brushes / paths once I click to Merge Live Paint
all the previous colors dissapear (see Steps 6 in my PDF) and I need to undo it and go back
to Live Paint > Gap Options > Gap Detection and Set again "Small Gaps" as my Default since Illustrator CC, as I work, keeps to reset it to Custom Gaps.
No problems at all ever if I use Illustrator CS6.
Any tips? Any help?
I have the same problem... It is driving me nuts.
If I copy and paste a live paint from one document to another the issue occurs.
If I copy and past in the same document the gap detection breaks, adding any line, scaling or changing line weights causese the gap detection to revert to custom.
Very very annoying, did you find a fix?
I have tried making a new user profile, uninstalling etc etc and have just done a clean install (for other reasons) of my machine and the issue is still there.
OPEN a new document in Illustrator CC
then, before you start a new work, goes to
Edit > Live Paint > Gap Options
Press RESET BUTTON , make sure Gap Detection is Checked, chose PAINTS STOP at SMALL GAPS, and then press SET DEFAULT
that should be the rule
(but it doesn't work with me!)
I found this when I setup the shortcut keys for gap options and did the combo with nothing selected.
I set default and hoped...
However, the issue still arose, maybe it is system specific? as there are not so many posts on the issue.
I am using a macbook pro 2010 with a crucial SSD and with a optibay additional hard drive.... is this similar to you?
I am running mavericks, but also had the issue with Mountian Lion.
This thread is strangely familiar to me. There are bugs in AICS6 that have never been resolved and never will be. I paid for CC for a year without being able to use Illustrator in my workflow. Adobe has acknowledge the bug and fixed it in CC, but CS6 has been left useless to me. If I did not have CS5 to fall back on I would be VERY out of luck. Needless to say, I am not enthusiastic about CC! I hope your experience will be better.
so it was a BUG, though ADOBE never acknowledged it,
and now with the latest Update for CC Illustrator (Creative Cloud realeased it tonight 18 Nov 2013)
it has been fixed!!!!!
unfortunatly I have spoken too early!
issue not (COMPLETLY) resolved!
same probs as before still there.
back to CS6?
that would be unbelieavable!!!!
let's spend bit more time with this!
Message was edited by: nerosunero
this week Adobe released a new Update for fixing previous BUGS concerning CC Adobe Illustrator. But this BUG has not been fixed yet! This is oustanding now! unbelievable! that must be either neglicence or incompetence. too bad!
having spent the entire morning working on a complex drawing it seems to me that FINALLY this week release of ILLUSTRATOR CC 17.1 has fixed the problem and solved the issue!
great and well time!