How To Fill Color In Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator, a vector graphics editor by Adobe Systems, is a powerful tool for creating and editing digital graphics. One of the features you will often use is the color fill. The color fill allows you to “fill” an object in your graphic with a specific color. This tutorial will guide you through the steps of filling color in Adobe Illustrator.

Step 1: Select the Object

The first step to fill an object with color in Illustrator is to select the object that you want to color. You can do this by using the Selection Tool (V). Click on the object you want to color to select it.

Step 2: Open the Color Panel

With your object selected, the next step is to open the color panel. Go to Window > Color (F6). This will open the color panel where you can choose the color you want to use.

Step 3: Apply the Color

In the color panel, you can choose a solid color for your object. Click on the fill icon (which looks like a solid square) and then choose a color from the color panel. You can either choose a color from the swatches or use the color mixer to create a custom color.

Step 4: Close the Color Panel

Once you have chosen and applied your color, all you need to do is close the color panel and your object will be filled with your chosen color.

Using the Eyedropper Tool

If you want to fill your object with a color that is already used in your graphic, you can use the Eyedropper Tool (I). Simply select your object, choose the Eyedropper Tool, and then click on the color in your graphic that you want to use.

    //Here's how to select a color using the eyedropper tool
    1. Select the object you want to fill with color.
    2. Select the Eyedropper Tool from the tool panel (or press I on your keyboard).
    3. Click on the color in your graphic that you want to use.
    4. Your object will now be filled with the selected color.


Filling color in Adobe Illustrator is a simple and straightforward task, once you know where to find the necessary tools and options. Whether you want to fill your objects with a solid color or use the eyedropper tool to select a color from your graphic, the process is quick and easy. So go ahead and add some color to your graphics!