How do you use the Join command in Illustrator?

How do you use the Join tool in Illustrator?

Click the Edit Toolbar icon (three dots) at the bottom of the Basic toolbar. The All Tools drawer appears, which holds all the tools available in Illustrator. To add the Join tool, you can drag it anywhere onto the toolbar or drag it onto a tool group to nest it. For now, drag it to the bottom of the toolbar.

How do I join an intersecting path in Illustrator?

Use keyboard shortcut Command-J/Ctrl-J to join them, OR right-click with your mouse and select Join, OR go to the Object menu > Path > Join. To connect two intersecting lines at the intersection, select both lines with the Selection or Direct Selection tools.

Which tools can be used to combine shapes?

Use the Blob Brush tool to edit filled shapes that you can intersect and merge with other shapes of the same color, or to create artwork from scratch.

What is the join tool in Adobe Illustrator?

Nested in with the Pencil and Shaper Tools the Join Tool is essentially a brush, but unlike other brush tools in Illustrator there are no editable parameters and the brush size is fixed. What is does do is join segments and points together quickly and easily.

How do I convert a path to a shape in Illustrator?

To convert a path into a live shape, select it, and then click Object > Shape > Convert to Shape.

Why can’t I join paths in Illustrator?

Lines will not join if the paths are in different groups. Make sure they are on the same layer, not grouped and not turned into a compound object. “Ungroup” and “release compound object” are two separate commands, which you need to do until the commands grey out, meaning you can’t do them any further.

How do you fill a shape with lines in Illustrator?

Select the drawn object with the Selection tool, and then select the Stroke tool and a color from the swatch. This will color the lines and strokes in the object. Then, select the Fill tool and pick a color from the swatch. Clicking inside the object will fill it with the selected color or pattern.

How do I combine text and shapes in Illustrator?

To make your live type merge correctly with path objects, choose “Create Outlines” from the Type menu. Illustrator turns your text into vector objects with the size, shape, fill and stroke you applied to your type.

How do you use the shaper tool?

Using the Shaper tool (drawing shapes)

  1. In Illustrator, from the Toolbox, click the Shaper tool (Shift+N).
  2. In the document, draw a shape. For example, draw a rough representation of a rectangle, circle, ellipse, or triangle or other polygon.
  3. The shape you draw is converted into a crisp geometric shape.


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