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Joining paths

New Here ,
May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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I am trying to join paths but I am having trouble.  Can someone help? When I try to select the points, I don't have the option to "join paths" how can I manually join them? 

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May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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With the Direct Select tool drag-select the two endpoints you want to join. Then click the join icon in the contextual menu below your artwork or select join from the right menu bar.

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Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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I am not able to select 2 endpoints. It only allows me to select one end point. What am I doing wrong? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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Are you dragging a marquee selection around the two points? Don't click directly on either of them.

 

P.S. I updated the title of the thread to correct a typo.

 

 

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New Here ,
Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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This is what I am doing. I made a square for example and wen I try to connect it I select the whole square and try to join paths but I get this. Hope this picture helps. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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It looks like you are using the Selection tool, not the Direct Selection tool. The Selection tool selects the entire object, while the Direct Selection tool will select just the anchor points.

 

The Direct Selection tool is just below the Selection tool in the toolbar:

 

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New Here ,
Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Thank you Michael for the demonstration, I followed the steps you gave me but even with direct selection tool the option to join paths does not come up. 

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Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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 When I select the points the joining tool does not show up. 

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