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Turn off fill color but it comes back on?

Engaged ,
May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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I turn off my fill color and set my stroke to black. I start drawing a shape with the Pen tool, though the fill color is applied to the shape that I am drawing. Why is this and how do I prevent it from happening?

 

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Community Expert , May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

Look in the dropdown menu of the Appearance panel (upper right) and see if New Art Has Basic Appearance is checked. If it is, uncheck it.

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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Look in the dropdown menu of the Appearance panel (upper right) and see if New Art Has Basic Appearance is checked. If it is, uncheck it.

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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It was checked. Why would you want this option turned on, and is this the default Illustrator setting?

 

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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Does it now work as you want? And yes it is on by default.

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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yes, sorry it does work as I wanted.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Glad it works for you now.

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