N.S.L: WEEK 179 – Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 “Live Paint Bucket Options”

“Live Paint Bucket doesn’t work on strokes. I’ve tried it.” I hear this a lot but it’s not true =D

They might have tried it, this is true, but you actually can paint your strokes using the Live Paint Bucket tool. You just have to go into the Live Paint Bucket Options in Adobe Illustrator.


Live Paint Bucket
Live Paint Bucket

Locate the Live Paint Bucket in the Tools Panel. It’s in the same stack as the Shape Builder Tool. Click and hold to bring it out.


Adobe Illustrator Paint Bucket
Paint Fill- by Default

This is how you’re going to see the cursor by default. That paint bucket lets you know that you are in the “Paint Fill” mode.


Live Paint Bucket
Shift + Click = Paint Stroke on-the-fly

Holding down the shift key will change the cursor to a brush so that you can go into “Paint Stroke” mode temporarily. It’s like a trigger.


Adobe Illustrator Options
Live Paint Bucket Options

To bring this up, double click on the Live Paint Bucket tool or hit Enter/Return on your keyboard.


Adobe Illustrator
Paint Strokes

You can set your Live Paint Bucket options to Paint Stroke. Anytime your tool detects a stroke, it will switch to the brush annotation.


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Twitter: @SebastianBleak #AdobeGrind #NSL  Images looked best on FireFox when this post was created.

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