Pen tool, fill became transparent

New Here ,
Feb 20, 2019 Feb 20, 2019

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Started working on one of my designs. And when creating a shape with the pen tool over another shape. the fill was no longer a solid. I am now able to see strokes from the shapes on the back layer. I am baffled at how to return the fill back to a solid.

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Feb 21, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

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Can we see what the appearance panel and transparency panels say about this shape with a screenshot, perhaps?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 21, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

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check the appearance panel if there a blending mode applied or opacity. clear it and apply the color again.

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Feb 21, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

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Hi Apollo,

If you don't want any Transparency, try selecting all, and in the Transparency panel, make the Blending Mode "Normal" and the Opacity 100%. This should fix everything going forward as well.

Hope this helps!

Jeff

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Feb 21, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

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If that does not help, the Transparency may be applied to the layer.

Select the transparent object.

In the Appearance panel, select the top item named Layer

Reset the Opacitiy settings.

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Feb 21, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

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Make sure your fill is set to a color...

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Feb 21, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

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Appearance panelpentool.PNG

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I tried both of those recommendations. I added the color red, originally I was using gray. Not sure if that matters.  So far, I have deleted the object, remade it. tried every color. Reset the settings the best I could. I have tried both of those panels and looks at everything else I could think of. I'm lost on it. 

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Feb 21, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

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In the Appearance panel can click click on the arrow to the left of the fill?

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Feb 21, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

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Maybe it is on the back

Edit> arrange> bring to front

Or cut

Open new layer

Paste into place

Or from layer panel drag it to the top

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Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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I don't see that this question was answered.  It is old and may not be worth an answer now but... Shift X on a MAC toggles color and transparency...

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Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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Shift+X swaps fill and stroke by default.

I don't think that has much to do with this thread.

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