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Shapes not filling

Participant ,
Mar 06, 2018 Mar 06, 2018

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I've got a design I got in .svg.

When, trying to fill the shapes in Illustrator with some solid color, thing happens.

I tried several times, changing View, Outiline, preview, etc., closing, reopening. Nothing.

Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 20.51.46.jpg

Any ideas ?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 06, 2018 Mar 06, 2018

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I'd suggest that you try converting to a live paint object.

First select the artwork.

Select the Live Paint tool.

Choose the fill color you want and click the Live Paint tool in the area you want to fill.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 06, 2018 Mar 06, 2018

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Look in the "Layers Panel". See if it is a "Compound Path". Try "Object>Compound Path>Release" and see if you can assign colors.

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Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018

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Hey, I checked, there is no compound path. Also the "release" is grayed out from the Object menu.

I just found another artwork to work with... for a Keynote presentation...

Thank you

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Enthusiast ,
Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018

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Can you share the file?

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Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018

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You shared a png. We need the working file in Illustrator.

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Mar 06, 2018 Mar 06, 2018

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If it happens to be a compound path, using Live Paint Bucket will automatically release the compound path.

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Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018

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It is very possible your "Shapes" are built with disconnected strokes. You can select all and "Join" to connect end points into corner points.

Seeing the expanded Layers panel would tell a lot.

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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hello Alexandre,

i was wondering if you have found a solution to your problem? i am having the same problem with an SVG i exported from Rhino, i have never seen this behavor in illustrator, i verified everything i can think about but still can not understand what is happening.

as you can see in the image below, both selected objects have the same fill and stroke, no mask, closed paths, no graphic style or blending mode, no mask, ... everything is boring normal but impossible to show the filling color of the X shape!Screen Shot 2021-11-22 at 12.45.18.png

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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Select just the 'X' and show the appearance panel.

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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that's it !!! 

thanx for the tip, the fill was at 0%!

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