Live Paint Bucket Tool: Won't Color

Community Beginner ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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Hello. I'm using the Paint Bucket Tool to fill in the lines made from the Pen Tool. I'm trying to color all of it in red, but it's not letting me color in some parts (as indicated by the green arrow). My cursor turns up with a "no "symbol when I hover over that area. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Explorer , Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
What I think I'm looking at - your anchor point ends that connect to the outer circle, are they expanded together, along with the rest of the paths that you are able to color? What I mean is, try selecting all the artwork you want to color, then also select that path that's on the edge of your anchor points in the area you can't color and Object > Expand Appearance > Live Paint > Make That may be the reason you can't color there.  Hope that helps 

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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What I think I'm looking at - your anchor point ends that connect to the outer circle, are they expanded together, along with the rest of the paths that you are able to color?

 

What I mean is, try selecting all the artwork you want to color, then also select that path that's on the edge of your anchor points in the area you can't color and Object > Expand Appearance > Live Paint > Make

 

That may be the reason you can't color there. 

 

Hope that helps 

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Thank you so much! I selected all of the artwork and chose Object > Live Paint > Merge (because I saw it on the user guide) and it worked. 🙂

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