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Nov 4, 2006, 12:53 PM
Hi all - I am new to the forum and am also learning illustrator. I made a christmas tree shape using lines and arcs but when I try to fill it with color it fills on the outside of the arc edges instead of inside the tree, I have both the stroke and fill set at green. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.

Nov 4, 2006, 01:50 PM
Have you closed the path?
If you use the selection tool (black arrow) and press on a part of the path,
does the whole tree get selected, or just part of it? If just part of it gets
selected, then the path is not a closed shape and Illustrator fills in color
between the start and endpoint.

To close or join two paths, use the pen tool and press on the end of one of the
lines (the x beside the pen tool icon should change to a / when you hover over
the anchor) and then click on the anchor that is not connected to your path.

Hope that helps :)

Nov 5, 2006, 12:05 PM

Nov 5, 2006, 12:09 PM
I tried the trick with the pen tool and either I think I didn't do it right, thanks for your help though, I will try it again.

Nov 5, 2006, 03:23 PM
When your about to close the path, using the Pen Tool, a little "o" appears next to the curser to show you that the path is about to be closed.