Remove white background outside an object but keep the white in the inside using Illustrator

Community Beginner ,
Sep 03, 2022 Sep 03, 2022

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Hello, i want to know how to Remove the white background outside an object but keep the white in the inside using Illustrator. please see the video below to understand more. when I want to remove the white background, it's all removed, I want to keep the black background inside the ghost.

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Sep 03, 2022 Sep 03, 2022

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Try the Shapebuilder tool and click the background with the Alt key depressed.

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Sep 03, 2022 Sep 03, 2022

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I tried it now but unfortunately all the white background is removed

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Sep 03, 2022 Sep 03, 2022

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Use the live paint tool and paint the object white after removing the background.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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doesn't work too. I think on the right side top near the hat there is an unclosed path it need to be closed but I don't know how

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Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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You might start by taking a look at the manual https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/live-paint-groups.html

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Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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@abderrahmane39933550 wrote:

I think on the right side top near the hat there is an unclosed path it need to be closed but I don't know how


 

You can view the gaps from the View menu: View > Show Live Paint Gaps

 

You can control the gaps from the Object menu: Object > Live Paint > Gap Options. Illustrator can treat the gaps as if they were closed.

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/illustrator-drawing-without-the-pen-tool/detecting-gaps-in-live-pa...

 

~ Jane

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Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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If you  can share the file we may have a better look.

CC filesharing, DropBox, WeTransfer, Google...

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