Colour filling

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nathant
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Colour filling

Postby nathant » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:14 pm

Hi All,

What is the best practice way for colouring?

I imported an SVG containing lines, but when I try to use the paint bucket tool it tells me there 'area is not bounded' though it appears to be?

Is the imported line in the wrong format or something?

I want each bounded section to be a different colour.

Thanks.

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druban
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Re: Colour filling

Postby druban » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:41 pm

in the control bar for the fill tool :tool_paintbucket: make sure the drop down menu for 'fill by:' is set to visible colors. You also have to see the entire area on your screen for fill to work, i.e. don't zoom in.
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Polygon
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Re: Colour filling

Postby Polygon » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:43 am

Because there are already paths I recommend to convert the lines with alt+cmd+C, unite everything to separate in the next step to receive individual parts you can color with the fill&contour (shift+cmd+F)toolset to your liking:
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druban
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Re: Colour filling

Postby druban » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:31 pm

Here's an alternate version of what you might do but unlike Polygon's this makes some assumptions about the coloring intent that are probably wrong! But the file is tiny though.

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