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# How to make a fill over a transparent area while matching the existing artwork.

Explorer ,
Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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What is the best way to make a white fill in the transparent area? I've tried using the elipse tool to put a white circle behind the entire design and I cannot get the edges to line up.

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Community Expert , Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

Eric,

Unfortunately, the image fails to show the top and bottom.

Are you sure that the blue and green outer boundaries form part of a/one and the same circle?

You can (also) establish the total height, then create the white circle with that W = H, move it behind, and Align it with the existing artwork; and if it fails to have its boudary flush with the blue/green parts, you can adapt the boundaries of the latter (or the boundaries of the white circle if you must).

Edit: Hi Ton. Some of

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Community Expert ,
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Draw guides that snap to the 4 sides.

Use Smart Guides to (Cmd/Ctrl U  to toggle them on/off).

Drag an Elipse from the top left guides intersection to bottom right.

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Eric,

Unfortunately, the image fails to show the top and bottom.

Are you sure that the blue and green outer boundaries form part of a/one and the same circle?

You can (also) establish the total height, then create the white circle with that W = H, move it behind, and Align it with the existing artwork; and if it fails to have its boudary flush with the blue/green parts, you can adapt the boundaries of the latter (or the boundaries of the white circle if you must).

Edit: Hi Ton. Some of the birds believe it is spring here, most other creatures are unconvinced.

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Here is the full image, i wanted to show the transparent area.  I was able to adjust the elipse to make it fit, was adjusting by hundreds of an inch.