Unable to fill the inside.

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Hi guys! 

 

I am very new at illustrator and just trying a few things, I'm not sure what I've done wrong but it seems like I am unable to fill the content of my path even though I selected fill in swatch. 

 

Can you tell me what has happened and how do I avoid the situation? What is the workaround this? 

Here are some screenshots 🙂

Ball.jpgK.jpg

 

Thanks guys!  Really appreciate all the help!

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On the "K" use the first pathfinder option to unite and watch what happens to the overlapping lines. You can then use Object >> Compound Path >> release. You can then recolor each other  the 2 shapes individually. A compound shape has a inner and outer path, so you are breaking that relationship so you can color the inside.

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Unable to fill the inside.

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Hi guys! 

 

I am very new at illustrator and just trying a few things, I'm not sure what I've done wrong but it seems like I am unable to fill the content of my path even though I selected fill in swatch. 

 

Can you tell me what has happened and how do I avoid the situation? What is the workaround this? 

Here are some screenshots 🙂

Ball.jpgK.jpg

 

Thanks guys!  Really appreciate all the help!

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Correct answer by MikeGondek | Adobe Community Professional

On the "K" use the first pathfinder option to unite and watch what happens to the overlapping lines. You can then use Object >> Compound Path >> release. You can then recolor each other  the 2 shapes individually. A compound shape has a inner and outer path, so you are breaking that relationship so you can color the inside.

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Looks like you expanded strokes or used autotrace and then that is what you get. n order to fill these parts, you could take a look at live paint. https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/live-paint-groups.html

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On the "K" use the first pathfinder option to unite and watch what happens to the overlapping lines. You can then use Object >> Compound Path >> release. You can then recolor each other  the 2 shapes individually. A compound shape has a inner and outer path, so you are breaking that relationship so you can color the inside.

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@Monika Gause  exactly what I did actually, I was playing around on iPad illustrator, didn't think the brush tool would give me a headache. I know now to use pencil tool whew. 

 

@MikeGondek u genius! That fixed everything quick and easy for me! Thank you so much! Really appreciate it! x

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So I've accidentally merged some blobs along with the circles together. I understand now how I've done it and I don't mind redrawing stuff, this was just a practice test but just wondering is there a way to quickly unmerge this for future reference. If I fill it now, the entire thing just becomes black. Thanks again! 🙂

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