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I am having trouble getting the fill on my object to fill the area of the object instead of the areas outside of it. Since the object is made up of separate paths, I have tried to make it a compound path and I am still facing the same problem. I feel like there is a function to solve my problem, could really just a second pair of eyes on this one. 

 

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I'm editing this graphic within Illustrator and its end product will be printed, apologies for the lack of details 

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ham smith,

 

I believe you can just use Live Paint. The issue is that each path gets a fill with an (open) edge between the end Anchor Points.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/live-paint-groups.html

 

 

Edit: Hi Monika.

 

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Cohesive fill on separate paths

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I am having trouble getting the fill on my object to fill the area of the object instead of the areas outside of it. Since the object is made up of separate paths, I have tried to make it a compound path and I am still facing the same problem. I feel like there is a function to solve my problem, could really just a second pair of eyes on this one. 

 

Edit:

I'm editing this graphic within Illustrator and its end product will be printed, apologies for the lack of details 

Screen Shot 2020-06-02 at 3.59.28 PM.png

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ham smith,

 

I believe you can just use Live Paint. The issue is that each path gets a fill with an (open) edge between the end Anchor Points.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/live-paint-groups.html

 

 

Edit: Hi Monika.

 

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Please post the exact name of the Adobe program you use so a Moderator may move this message to that forum

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Select all those paths and first set their fill to none.

Then take the live paint tool and fill the inside.

 

How will this artwork be used? Printed? Put into an animation? Will you do some further editing? Bending that arm or the like?

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Live paint bucket tool did the trick, thanks so much for the help! 

Btw the arm is part of the logo graphic for a clothing company I am working to start. 

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ham smith,

 

I believe you can just use Live Paint. The issue is that each path gets a fill with an (open) edge between the end Anchor Points.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/live-paint-groups.html

 

 

Edit: Hi Monika.

 

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