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  • How to join paths on two objects with inside/outside?!

    Posted by Erik Hjortek on October 5, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    Hi guys.

    Brand new to the forum and in Illustrator. I have gotten the hang of pen tool and shapes, but strugle on how to join two shapes that from inside an object tro outside. In the attached images I have marked with red the desired connection and the error mesage I keep getting. I have tried rearranging the groups and layers, but nothing helps. Anyone?

    Also in the third image… how do I tell Illustrator that part is going behind another part in a shape? I tried showing in the image with red the part that I want to be in front of the part going behind.

    Thankful for any help. Please give me your help/instructions like talking to a Illustrator dummy 🙂




    Oscar Polanco replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Oscar Polanco

    October 11, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Erik,

    If you want to merge 2 shapes in Illustrator you have to use the Pathfinder window (Window / pathfinder). Then you have to select the 2 shapes that you want to merge and click on the first “shape mode” icon which is “Unite”. This way the shapes that you’ll select will be merged into one single shape and you’ll have one single path with

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