Difficulty combining paths with Pathfinder Tool

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Here I used a pen tool to create shapes by tracing the white rings of the salmon flesh. (highlighted green)

I wanted to take this shape carve it into the text underneath, reading "SALMON" (in blue) by using the "minus front" feature of the pathfinder.

 

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However, the result only displayed the compound shape of the first letter of the word, with the rest of the word disappearing.

 

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Can someone help me understand what happened, and what I can do to get the result I am looking for?

Thank you!

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022
The letters must be one compound path and the lines must be anothzer compound path. Possibly they are both groups at the moment. Then you can use the pathfinder functions on them

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022
Make sure that the outlined type is one entire compound path (not just a group consisting of separate compound paths). Also, make sure that the white fat marbling is either one group or one compound path. Then try again.

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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The text itself producing compound path and groups you simply may need to tackle this letter by letter. Some things cannot be achieved in one sweep, especially with complex paths.

 

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The letters must be one compound path and the lines must be anothzer compound path. Possibly they are both groups at the moment. Then you can use the pathfinder functions on them

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Make sure that the outlined type is one entire compound path (not just a group consisting of separate compound paths).

 

Also, make sure that the white fat marbling is either one group or one compound path.

 

Then try again.

 

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Thank you so much everyone, it worked!

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