Dumb question, but I made a gradient and now every rectangle I draw is a gradient. I've tried several things, but I can't get it to just draw a single color rectangle.
Also, I imported a 32-bit floating point tiff from Photoshop, which had been converted from a Kodak DPX in Graphics Converter, but Illustrator would only open it if it was 8-bit. I don't suppose there is any way to deal with 32-bit images in Illustrator.
I closed the file, closed Illustrator. Reopened and it worked. But the question still stands. Obviously I'd rather not shut down every time I need to do this.
Try setting your fill option without anything selected to the required fill then it should draw all new stuff with the new fill
In all things adobe i think... With nothing selected or txt box draw the things you choose become the default for everything you do.