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filling closed paths created with the pen tool

New Here ,
Jun 21, 2012 Jun 21, 2012

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I created a crest shape (closed path) with the pen tool. I would like to fill it with a gradient, but cannot seem to use the Live Paint Bucket to do the job. What am I doing wrong?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 21, 2012 Jun 21, 2012

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>What am I doing wrong?

Asking in the forum that is dedicated to discussing the forums, not products

Go to http://forums.adobe.com/index.jspa and select your Adobe product from the drop down list

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 22, 2012 Jun 22, 2012

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Gavroche,

Over here,

http://forums.adobe.com/community/illustrator/illustrator_general?view=discussions#/?per_page=100

someone will ask you how you select the gradient.

You may copy from a swatch just using the Bucket, otherwise you should use the Eyedropper on the object to copy from and the Bucket to copy. You may swich between the two by holding Alt/Option.

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Jun 22, 2012 Jun 22, 2012

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30 hours and I have not gotten an answer to what seems a simple question:

why can't I fill with a solid colour the closed path that I created with

the pen tool?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 22, 2012 Jun 22, 2012

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It does not appear that you have posted to the Adobe Illustrator Forum, (just click), as others have suggested.

You will get an answer there, and probably very quickly.

Also, in your next post, the screen-cap, or illustration did not attach. Before you post in the Adobe Illustrator Forum, this ARTICLE might be helpful.

Good luck,

Hunt

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LEGEND ,
Jun 22, 2012 Jun 22, 2012

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Gavroche1963 wrote:

30 hours and I  have not gotten an answer to what seems a simple question:

why can't I fill with a solid colour the closed path that I created with

the pen tool?

You did receive an answer before posting this. And you must remember that this is a user to user forum with no Adobe personnel asigned to it, so that you have no reason to expect instant answers.

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Jun 22, 2012 Jun 22, 2012

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User needs to post in the correct forum; this topic is now closed.

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Jun 22, 2012 Jun 22, 2012

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Here's a screen shot of how the path appears.

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