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Illustrator: Why are color options grayed out and why do does pressing "D" changes my doted lines?


Question

As you can see paths is gray, and options are grayed out

After pressing "D" options are selectable and drawing is trully black, but the dotted lines and stroke weight configurations are gone

As you can see paths is gray, and options are grayed out. After pressing "D" options are selectable and drawing is trully black, but the dotted lines and stroke weight configurations are gone

Any ideas how to change my drawing from gray to true black without affecting anything else?

Thank you.

2016/03/21
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3/21/2016 2:18:00 AM

For starters, if you are working with the stroke, why don't you make that your primary (X key)? The option is probably grey because your current primary (fill) is empty 😊. Pressing D is choosing the default colors (white fill/black stroke), and it also resets your stroke, so that action makes no sense in your case. You should select your entire artwork, double-click your stroke and enter the value you want in the Color Picker. Also, it looks like your first example is transparent - why is that ?

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Hope it helps you 😁 Have fun!

2016/03/22
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3/22/2016 8:54:00 AM