Filling a shape made out of lines in illustrator

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Jan 23, 2021 Jan 23, 2021

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I have made this shape and would like to fill it with blue, but it keeps filling these external shapes instead. Why is it doing that??

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 23, 2021 Jan 23, 2021

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Jan 23, 2021 Jan 23, 2021

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fill.pngSorry to hijack your question, but it sounds like exactly the question I was going to ask.

I downloaded the free icon above and discovered that changing either the fill or stroke to blue changes the black "border" to blue, but the center of the image remains unchanged.

 

I imagine I could just use my paintrbush to paint a background for this example, but is there a quicker, more efficient way to do it?

 

Thanks.

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Awesome. I won't mark it as the correct answer, since this is someone else's question, but it works for me. 😉

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Good to hear that helped.

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Thank you this worked great

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Good to hear that worked.

What you were showing was made out of lines that were not connected and each line had its own fill.

Joining the line ends to create a single closed path would also have been an option.

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