Object turns white (Text within text)

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Apr 18, 2021 Apr 18, 2021

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Hi all,

 

I am trying to create a text within text in Illustrator but the object turns white. Here are my steps:

1. Create a letter about 800pt

2. Go to Object --> Expand (Object and Fill selected) Click "ok".

3. Go Object--> Compound Path --> Release

4. Select Type Tool

5. Click on the Path

***This is where the object turns white and I want it to stay the original color (Black)

 

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

 

Thanks for your input!

 

Steve

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 18, 2021 Apr 18, 2021
You're not doing anything wrong. When you click on the path with the Type Tool, the path becomes a type object. If you'd like to keep the fill color of the original shape (the outlined text), then duplicate that shape and place it on a layer below the path that you're using for the text on a path.

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You're not doing anything wrong. When you click on the path with the Type Tool, the path becomes a type object. If you'd like to keep the fill color of the original shape (the outlined text), then duplicate that shape and place it on a layer below the path that you're using for the text on a path.

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Myra,

 

You're wonderful! Thank you so very much! Problem solved 100%.

 

Thank you!

 

Steve

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You can also just select (only) the path of the type object with the Direct Selection tool and then reapply the original fill colour.

 

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Thank you. I am going to try that now!

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