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cant change box color with paint tool

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Feb 20, 2023 Feb 20, 2023

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In illustrator when I make a box there are circles appearing in each corner.

Subsequently, I cannot change the color of the box using the paint tool?

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Feb 20, 2023 Feb 20, 2023

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That is not at all how AI works. You change colors by picking a different swatch.  You may want to read the online help on some basics.

 

Welcome to the Illustrator User Guide

 

Mylenium

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Feb 21, 2023 Feb 21, 2023

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As Mylenium wrote, filling an object works with swatches or the color panel.

Nevertheless the live paibnt tool should work on that box. So what exactly did you do and which tool exactly did you use? And what exactly happened?

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Feb 21, 2023 Feb 21, 2023

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Hey @shlomo285068774cld 
The ways to fill a rectangle with illustrator are with the fill and stroke

Imaginerie_0-1676979901981.png


the paint tool to is to paint lines, not fill objects.(paint as in drawing lines, like  a paint brush)
See my screenshot, you'll see the same "boxes" - fill and strokes - on the swatches panel as well as the colour panel, in addition to the ones you can see at the bottom of the tools panel. So many possibilities.

Imaginerie_1-1676980069192.png

 


This is the very basic of illustrator, so I suggest you have a look at the link @Mylenium posted, otherwise you will run into frustrating moments. (we've all been there, so no worries)

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