Help! Trying to fill a compound path but filling incorrectly

Explorer ,
Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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Hi

 

I am trying to fill a compound path I created out of the rounded rectangle and the inner squiggly rectanlge. I made them a compound path. But when I try to fill it the whole rectanlge gets filled and I only want the space between the two lines filled. I select the compound path. Any help would be appreciated.

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Rebecca

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Community Beginner , Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021
Hi Rebecca! Try selecting both objects then use the Exclude pathfinder operation on them. If this doesn't help, you can upload the vector file here and I'm happy to take a look to see if there is anything wrong with the shapes. Have you checked to make sure there are no overlapping (duplicate) paths in either object?

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Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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Hi Rebecca!

 

Try selecting both objects then use the Exclude pathfinder operation on them. If this doesn't help, you can upload the vector file here and I'm happy to take a look to see if there is anything wrong with the shapes.

 

Have you checked to make sure there are no overlapping (duplicate) paths in either object?

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Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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Hi

 

Turns out the problem was the copy and paste I had made of the inner path. I was following a tutorial which moved that afterwards. When I moved it first, and remade the compound paths, it worked. Thank you!

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Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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Try selecting the inner path with the Direct Selection tool and choose Object > Path > Reverse Path Direction.

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