Can't fill :/

Explorer ,
Jan 30, 2018 Jan 30, 2018

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I used pencil tool and curvature tool to create a shape. I have tried to fill it but it is not happening. I am very new to illustrator, this is one of the first practice lessons I'm doing.

I have been able to fill other shapes but for some reason the same method is not working. Select-fill.

Any advise is really appreciated!

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Jan 30, 2018 Jan 30, 2018

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Did you make sure that the shape you created is a closed path? If you can find two unconnected end points join them using the key command Command (Mac)/Control (PC)-J. Then when you select the shape you will be able to fill it. You may also be able to use the shape builder tool on it which you can learn about here: How to create shapes using the Shape Builder tool in Illustrator .

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Jan 31, 2018 Jan 31, 2018

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Ensure you are working in Preview and not Outline mode. In Outline mode you won't be able to see the fill colour, but only the outlines of the shape you've created.

To switch back: View > Preview, or use the keyboard shortcut Cmd+Y (Mac) or Ctrl+Y (Windows)

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New Here ,
Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

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thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Apr 10, 2021 Apr 10, 2021

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Thank you so much!!!!!

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May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021

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Soooo simple.  And yet so many hours spent attempting to work it out.  Thank you so very much.

 

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Apr 10, 2022 Apr 10, 2022

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Thank you,this helped

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