How to fill in a complex knotted shape?

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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I'm trying to figure out how to fill in the different areas of this but it's tricky because I created most of these lines with the pen tool separately. So Illustrator doesn't know what's the shape itself and what's negative space.
I want to make the shape itself (the 'A') red but with a green outline. If I do the shapebuilder tool, I don't think it will regonize the overlapping shapes.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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KD, As I (mis)understand it, how about starting over from the original artwork (always keep a copy when you start on something completely new, especially someting destructive), or releasing the Live Paint, then joining the paths that belong together? Then you can redo the Live Paint(ing).

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Thank you! That works for filling in. I realized I also want to join all the different pen tool segments so that they are one continuous line but I'm not sure how. I get this message

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You can also fill the lines with the fill color with Live Paint.

Double click the Live Paint Bucket for options.

But I realize that I probably misunderstood your question.

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One continuos line for multiple objects is impossible. Only single open or closed object can have a continuous line.

After Live Paint > Expand you will have 2 groups one with lines and one with fills.

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KD,

 

As I (mis)understand it, how about starting over from the original artwork (always keep a copy when you start on something completely new, especially someting destructive), or releasing the Live Paint, then joining the paths that belong together?

 

Then you can redo the Live Paint(ing).

 

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