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How to join 2 lines to create a shape

New Here ,
Apr 23, 2023 Apr 23, 2023

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I have created to lines that will join together to create a shape but I can not figure out how to joins the lines. I want to be able to create a fill for the shape. I have Drawn it out 2 different ways and I still can not figure it out. I have attached the file.

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Community Expert , Apr 24, 2023 Apr 24, 2023

muggednyc,

 

As I (mis)understand it, you have two stroked open paths, each having an end Anchor Point on a segment of the other.

 

If that is the case, you can turn them into one stroked closed path with the desired fill in the following simple insane way;

 

1) Select both paths and apply Pathfinder>Divide;

2) Reapply the stroke;

3) Apply the desired fill.

 

You will have more than a wee bit more Anchor Points than you started with.

 

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Apr 23, 2023 Apr 23, 2023

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If you want to fill the inside, use live paint or the shapebuilder. If you want to have the back as a shape, expand the strokes (Object > Path > Outline stroke) and use the pathfinder panel (top left button)

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Apr 24, 2023 Apr 24, 2023

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Thank you for the reply but none of those worked I outlined the stroke in the second shape in the file but when I merge them in pathfinder the merge but I can not change the inner fill color of the shape.

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Apr 24, 2023 Apr 24, 2023

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Please show that. Please make a screenshot as a PNG or JPEG (no PDF).

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Mentor ,
Apr 24, 2023 Apr 24, 2023

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I can't see your coolS.pdf, says preview not available, so a bit in the dark here, but if you have STROKES (you say lines, I'm not sure how you created them), you can select the end anchor points and select join (ctrl-J on PC [probably Cmd-J on Mac]).

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Apr 24, 2023 Apr 24, 2023

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I can send you the file if that helps 

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Apr 24, 2023 Apr 24, 2023

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no thanks. do you have strokes? or do you have a four sided shape (fill) that approximates to a line?

strokeORfill.jpg

 

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Apr 24, 2023 Apr 24, 2023

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muggednyc,

 

As I (mis)understand it, you have two stroked open paths, each having an end Anchor Point on a segment of the other.

 

If that is the case, you can turn them into one stroked closed path with the desired fill in the following simple insane way;

 

1) Select both paths and apply Pathfinder>Divide;

2) Reapply the stroke;

3) Apply the desired fill.

 

You will have more than a wee bit more Anchor Points than you started with.

 

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Apr 25, 2023 Apr 25, 2023

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Muggednyc, using the shapes with the outline strokes, add a fill rectangle behind.

Next, select and Object>Live Paint>Make.

Recolor as you wish.

Expand Live Paint.

Pathfinder> Unite same colors.

 

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Screen Fill shapes.png

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