Please make live paint more convenient!
To fill in my drawing outlines or an object, I have to select the section of outlines or shapes first, which is dumb, because in selecting the outlines or shapes, the color fill automatically changes to the color whatever is selected (the color of the stroke or shape's outline, that I want to fill in with a different color. This is made even more frustrating when I have to use the eyedropper to select a fill color, only for my color section to immediately change, upon reselecting the shape outlines I intended to fill in.
It is also a pain that I seem unable to use the live paint within paint brush stroke outlines, unless the lines are switched to pencil lines or flattened.
Maybe I just don't know how to properly use the tool. Instead I have to always color in my pictures with filled shapes I make from brush strokes, rather than the live paint bucket tool. I feel like the tool needs a major fix to make it simpler to use.
Hey, welcome to UV.
Live Paint is not that bad to use once you get used to it.
1. Illustrator won’t change fills or strokes of your selected art if you pick Live Paint Bucket tool BEFORE clicking a swatch or picking a color
2. To switch to Eyedropper without changing a tool, hold Alt — this will allow you to pick a color 'to the bucket' without changing the original strokes and fills
3. As for applying Live Paint for live Brush strokes (you mean live, don’t you?) — well, yes, Live Paint won’t work with these.
I’d like for it to be able to too. Thus voted.