for my class i have to draw this fish. in one of the steps it says to draw fins with the pencil. then it says to use the paint bucket tool to color it in. however i cannot color it in. i used all the options too, close small, medium, & large gaps and i still can't color it in. does it have to connect to the start point? i simply attached it to the fish's body. i started over on the 1st part of this 3 time already, and my patience is wearing thin.
you just need a closed region, click the paint bucket tool, select your color and then click in the enclosed region.
it can be a number of things. if you fish body is a symbol, drawing object, group, primitive shape or something that when you click on it DOES NOT display Shape at the top of the properties panel, then the body of the fish is not closing the gap in your fin.
best thing to do is copy your fin outline to its own layer. hide all other layers. make sure the fin stroke is closed. then fill.