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How to connect a path to text?

New Here ,
Apr 19, 2023 Apr 19, 2023

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I would like to seamlessly connect a path I created using the Curvature tool to the end of this "g". Is this possible?Screenshot 2023-04-19 215253.png

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Apr 19, 2023 Apr 19, 2023

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Is the text converted to outlines or does it need to remain as text? Is the line/arrow outlined? Remove any connecting paths (short length closing outlines) and move the arrow path into position. Using the Direct Select tool box select the two anchor points for one side and use the keyboard shortcut Cmd(Ctrl)-Opt(Alt)-Shift-J. This will average the position of the anchors and join them. Repeat for the other two anchors.

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Apr 20, 2023 Apr 20, 2023

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berkle-berry,

 

I am afraid you are in for sharp corners/reverse bend whichever way you join the parts, unless you adjust the shape (and position of the end) of the new path so that it can form a smooth continuation of the original one.

 

You can see the mismatch if you ClickDrag across corresponding Anchor Points on the two paths with the Direct Select and look at the direction of the Handles; the end width of the new path is also too large.

 

It can be done in different ways. If (still) possible, it can be worth keeping the new path as a stroke/nofill path (of varying width) to begin with.

 

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Mentor ,
Apr 20, 2023 Apr 20, 2023

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Convert to outlines, delete the (near vertical) ends of each shape, select two top points, join, do same for bottom, drag direct selection tool across the four anchor points, convert anchor points to smooth - you may want to delete one of each pair and you may have to finagle them to get the exact curve you want...

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Apr 20, 2023 Apr 20, 2023

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Thank you all for your responses. Using your suggesstions, I was able to create this 🙂Screenshot 2023-04-20 172556.png

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Apr 20, 2023 Apr 20, 2023

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For my part you are welcome, berkle-berry.

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Apr 20, 2023 Apr 20, 2023

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Looks great 👍 

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Apr 21, 2023 Apr 21, 2023

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An afterthought, berkle-berry.

 

As you know (at least by now) there are (almost) always many ways of doing things in AI, also depending on the approach(es) you (try and) choose; in this case they may range from ways to fully keep the original shape of a specific part of the g as the one shown first and adapt (as I wrote about), over a number of ways to literally make ends meet based on mutual adjustments to the end parts of both parts (as Larry and Met wrote about), to a(n even greater) number of ways to make even freer adjustments to the lower part of the g and much or all of the new part.

 

And you can always change the way(s)/approach(es), and switch back and forth between them, until you are done.

 

Whatever looks right, is right.

 

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