I have created a circle and divided it into 4 sections via the pen tool.
My problem is that I am unable to completely fill the 4 sections in 2 different colors. Section 1 & 3 need to be completely in green while section 2 & 4 completely in blue. Right now what I am getting is clear in the attached image. What is the best possible solution to add color as required? Adding screenshot of the layers I am using as well.
I started using illustrator 2 days ago and one of the first things I have learnt is the pen tool and how to create such a circle in it hence quite new to this tool and domain 🙂
As per the first solution provided by WELZ I was able to get the desired color in segment 2 but 1,3 & 4 get colored by the same color when I want to add color to them individually as instructed in WELZ’s solution.
The reason I’m adding another answer, is that this doesn’t answer the question, but is a much simpler way to (symmetrically) create the shape you are making:
(This method would also avoid the issue in the first place)
- Create your circle using the Ellipse Tool
- Duplicate your circle and resize it to 50%
Now create 4 clones of this smaller shape (Ctrl+C : Ctrl+F) x4
- Move your 4 shapes 1 in each direction (to line up with the end of the bigger circle)
- Select the shapes and use the shape builder tool to combine them by the dotted lines, so that it looks like;
- [Shape Builder Result]
- Change the shapes to desired color
Since in my example I had the swirls running the opposite direction, here it is in the correct direction (just join them in the other direction – or if it’s too late you can just reflect it)
Source : Link , Question Author : shahz , Answer Author : WELZ