How do I get out of Outline View?

I have drawn a broom in Illustrator and cant apply any brushes or strokes to it. I just don’t get it. What do I have to do? Here is a screenshot:

Adobe Illustrator


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Method 1

To get out of Outline View. Press Ctrl/Command + Y or go to ViewPreview

Method 2

I had the same problem. It doesn’t matter if you are in Preview or Outline mode. You still get an outline. The solution is to hold down the crtl key and click on the eye in your layers menu.

Method 3

maybe try using the shape builder tool. Shift + m that will allow it to become its own shape and maybe then you can do it. hope that helps you.

Method 4

view -> Preview on CPU (or GPU Preview)

Method 5

Go to View –> and click Normal

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