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How to fill a shape that has been made with shape builder

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Hi all,

 

I have made the shape below using the shape builder tool to remove elements. I have grouped all the shape together but I am having problems when trying to fill the shape with colour / gradient. It doesn't fill the whole shape as some of the shapes I've cut out using the shape builder. (as seen in the picture)

 

Is there a way to fill all the shape with gradient that covers the entire shape? 

 

Thanks in advance.

Harry

 

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How to fill a shape that has been made with shape builder

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Hi all,

 

I have made the shape below using the shape builder tool to remove elements. I have grouped all the shape together but I am having problems when trying to fill the shape with colour / gradient. It doesn't fill the whole shape as some of the shapes I've cut out using the shape builder. (as seen in the picture)

 

Is there a way to fill all the shape with gradient that covers the entire shape? 

 

Thanks in advance.

Harry

 

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I'm not too familiar with the shape builder tool.. But what you want is a compound path, not a group. compound path acts like one shape, even if it's made up of non-contiguous paths. That will allow your gradient to transcend all the shapes.

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When I make it a compound path it does this...Makes the shape all different

 

 

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Ok did you expand the lines and shapes... then did you make select it and make it one entire shape?

Or is just several separate shapes?

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I think I have expanded the shape but how do I then make select it and make it one entire shape?

Thank you

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Can you share a sample .ai file, so one can take a look at it?

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how do I do this please?

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dropbox or google drive or similar. upload the file there, then click on "share", copy the link and paste it here. then we'll be able to download and take a look.

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