Hey guys, I'm having problems colouring in illustrator. I'm going for the style shown in this video:
Im wondering how to paint underneath my stroke lines as she foes at (14.23). I was able to do it once but I cant remember how. When i do it on a layer above it goes over the lines and when i do it in a layer below it doesnt even show because it's literally underneath my filled colours :/
Also here's a handy video for anyone looking for a quick method of painting:
Unfortunately, the action he put on his website for free use dont work for me as i get the messages: "Unable to expand appearance" and "unable to ungroup"
I will be extremely grateful for help on this one, I have a project due in soon.
At 14:23 she is beginning to direfct select tool the light blue shapes and then she only changes the fill color to a dark blue, did you give the correct time?
She created 2 groups one for the black strokes and a light blue. You just need to clcik on the light blue layer to target that layer, and paint on top of those.
Hey, thanks for the reply.
Sorry I meant 16:23.
I have done the whole process before colouring, but everything is on one layer. Is there a way to select the entire line art?or the non line art and transfer it onto another layer?
I've started filling, I dont know if that makes any difference?
So I selected one of the black stroked items as i have no actual black filled items. This selected the entire line art.
I went to select> same> fill colour
I made a new layer and dragged the coloured box into the new layer.
I tried painting in the new layer with no success. The strokes still overlap the black ones.
This could be because I didnt do the correct procedures?
I think I went wrong with the magic wand tool, from what i understood she selected the line art with the wand tool, grouped it and ungrouped straight after?
There must have been a step between grouping and ungrouping?
did u want a full screenshot? im working with 2 monitrors and when i print screen it does both screens instead of just the bit i need which is the illustrator document.
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Anyone have an idea why i cant paint underneath black strokes after repeating the steps:
I tried select>same> fill& stroke for number 2 aswell as i havent actually got black filed objects.
If anyone has any ideas please help, im ripping out my hair for a project due in soon. All i wanna do is colour it at this point :/
I haven't watched the video but from the steps you listed I'm not sure if the problem is painting (whatever that means) after making all 4 steps or the problem is with some of the steps that you feel are not completed successfully.
My guess is that your problem may be painting (creating) on the correct layer below the layer you want to paint behind. Before you paint make sure that the desired layer is highlighted in the Layers panel. To highlight a layer click on it. Then whatever you create will be on the highlighted layer.
Oh god I have another prob now. Ive managed to paint underneath lines fine in areas I havent filled previously. For areas I have filled, I have the same issue as before.
I tried to resolve it by doing select> same > Fill & stroke (instead of just fill color) but it didnt work
The steps before filling were:
path> clean up
create coloured rectangle over shape
send rectangle back
merge line art + shape
isolate line art from fill colour
select line art w/ magic wand
I'm sure I did these steps succesfully
The problem is I have my line art and fill on the same layer
Where i'm stuck is painting underneath the line art and over areas which are filled (I'm able to paint underneath the the line art where there is no fill though)