Filling half a shape in Illustrator


I am still pretty new to illustrator, so I am still learning. I have a shape (pill shape) that is all white. I am trying to "fill" half of the shape with a yellow color (keeping the black stroke intact. Does anyone know how to go about this?

8/20/2012 6:48:00 PM

Accepted Answer

This one is a bit hackish but it does the trick as well. Make a gradient where you have each color on either end, then click each little colored box under the gradient preview in the palette and set its location to 50. This way you've solved the problem but it's all in one object.

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8/20/2012 7:14:00 PM

Start with your rectangle:

Start with object

Draw a line and use the Align palette to center it in the rectangle:

Draw line and center

Select both the rectangle and the line and use the Pathfinder palette to split the rectangle based on that line:

Split box

Delete the half you don't want and then color the other one:

Delete half, color half

Use the Align palette again to line up your new colored box with the original one:

Stack objects

You're left with two objects, but it does the trick.