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Fill not working

I'm ready to pull my hair out. I have images where the outlines are created with the pencil tool and then the fill is created with the airbrush. I did the trick where you then use the pencil tool to reveal the fill and you drop the opacity to 0. Just like in this post: http://help.videoscribe.co/support/solutions/articles/1000033717-fill-an-image-with-colour-using-the This trick has worked perfectly for me until now and I can't figure it out! Why isn't it working, what am I doing wrong?



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Hi,

If you open your SVG in illustrator and select one of the "reveal strokes"... you'll see it is not a stroked path, it's a filled path (at least that's how it looks in illustrator CS4)  That's your problem.

there are various ways you can end up with that result, so I don't know what might have gone wrong in this case.

You will probably need to:
1) select your reveal strokes in the original AI file and if possible convert them to basic stroked paths with no styles.  if you can't do that...
2)  delete all of the reveal strokes and redo them using all of the correct settings. I'd suggest just doing a few, then saving and testing the SVG before finishing the whole thing.

( side note: if you use vector images with file sizes that large, you will probably run into other problems.)

-Mike (videoscribe user)
Answer

Hi,

If you open your SVG in illustrator and select one of the "reveal strokes"... you'll see it is not a stroked path, it's a filled path (at least that's how it looks in illustrator CS4)  That's your problem.

there are various ways you can end up with that result, so I don't know what might have gone wrong in this case.

You will probably need to:
1) select your reveal strokes in the original AI file and if possible convert them to basic stroked paths with no styles.  if you can't do that...
2)  delete all of the reveal strokes and redo them using all of the correct settings. I'd suggest just doing a few, then saving and testing the SVG before finishing the whole thing.

( side note: if you use vector images with file sizes that large, you will probably run into other problems.)

-Mike (videoscribe user)

Thanks Mike, it was a user error. I thought I was using the pencil tool but I wasn't as you pointed out. That was really frustrating. Thanks for the help.


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