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Convert area in between paths in shape to fill in with gradiant

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Hello,

I've made a shape with the Pen and Ellipse tools. Essentially my shape is composed of lines and circles. Three circles of different shapes lying on each other and four lines separating the circles.

 

I would like to make each empty/background area independent from one another in order to be able to fill them with gradients independently. As a result I would end up with 3x8 shapes.

I believe there is a way to convert the inter area of different paths into one solid shape. Perhaps that would be the approach.

 

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Thank you !

 

PS. How can I make sure my horizontal and vertical crosshair is actually perfect?

 

 

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This is a job for Live Paint. Select All, and from the menu, Object > Live Paint >Make

You will then be able to use the Live Paint Bucket to fill all of the areas.

 

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Convert area in between paths in shape to fill in with gradiant

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Hello,

I've made a shape with the Pen and Ellipse tools. Essentially my shape is composed of lines and circles. Three circles of different shapes lying on each other and four lines separating the circles.

 

I would like to make each empty/background area independent from one another in order to be able to fill them with gradients independently. As a result I would end up with 3x8 shapes.

I believe there is a way to convert the inter area of different paths into one solid shape. Perhaps that would be the approach.

 

Screenshot 2020-07-21 at 20.32.25.jpg

Below is the outline view.

Screenshot 2020-07-21 at 20.32.34.jpg

Thank you !

 

PS. How can I make sure my horizontal and vertical crosshair is actually perfect?

 

 

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Correct answer by SJRiegel | Adobe Community Professional

This is a job for Live Paint. Select All, and from the menu, Object > Live Paint >Make

You will then be able to use the Live Paint Bucket to fill all of the areas.

 

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This is a job for Live Paint. Select All, and from the menu, Object > Live Paint >Make

You will then be able to use the Live Paint Bucket to fill all of the areas.

 

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Or you can select all and click Divide in the Pathfinder Panel and Ungroup the result.

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Both options are excellent ideas and will work. Just depends on whether you have a need to keep the circle intact. If so, use Live Trace. If not, you can use the Divide option if you prefer. It will however, result in more anchor points in your file. 

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Hello guys

Thanks for the suggestions.
Yes, I would like to keep the circle intact in fact.

So how would I use the Live Trace with Live Paint? Or must I use Live Trace only with the Pathfinder?

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I think michel made a typo there, because live trace shouldn't be relevant here.

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