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!
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.
You're wonderful! Thank you so very much! Problem solved 100%.
You can also just select (only) the path of the type object with the Direct Selection tool and then reapply the original fill colour.
Thank you. I am going to try that now!