It works much like the traditional paint bucket in Adobe Photoshop. First, select the vector object that would like to color with the live paint bucket. (You can select all of the vector objects at one time, if you like). Then, simply select the live paint bucket tool from the tool menu.
Where is the paint tool in Illustrator?
This hidden tool is found under the “Shape Builder Tool” that is on the left side of the Tool menu, the 9th one down (Shape builder looks like two circles with an arrow over them).
How do I fill a shape with color in Illustrator?
Click the color that you want to use for the fill in the Color panel, which opens when you activate the Fill tool. You can also open the Swatches or Gradient panel and select a color from those libraries. One last option is to double-click the “Fill” tool, click a color in the Color Picker window, and then click “OK.”
Why can’t I paint over an image in Illustrator?
Illustrator is not a photo editing application. It is not designed to “paint” raster images. You are simply using the wrong tool. You need to use Photoshop, Gimp, or some other raster image editor.
Is there a fill tool in Illustrator?
Select the object using the Selection tool ( ) or the Direct Selection tool ( ). Click the Fill box in the Tools panel, the Properties panel, or the Color panel to indicate that you want to apply a fill rather than a stroke. Apply a fill color using the Tools panel or the Properties panel.
What is illustrator live paint?
Live Paint lets you paint vector graphics intuitively in Adobe Illustrator, by automatically detecting and correcting gaps that otherwise would have affected how fills and strokes were applied.
Where is the paint bucket in Illustrator CC?
Select the all the shapes, then go to Object > Live Paint > Make . Make sure Fill is active, then go to the Tool Bar , click and hold on the Shape Builder Tool and select the Live Paint Bucket Tool which is nested.