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A little issue im having with the pen tool

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Hello,

So im having a little problem, and was wondering if anyone could help.

 

Im looking for a way to cut the two bend lines so they become one sharp corner, so that it matches the rest of the lines (pictures attached).

Im pretty new to the program so help is very appreciated 🙂

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

If you don't mind converting the stroked paths to outlines, you could use the Shape Builder tool (Shift M) to subtract parts with the Alt key pressed.

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A little issue im having with the pen tool

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Hello,

So im having a little problem, and was wondering if anyone could help.

 

Im looking for a way to cut the two bend lines so they become one sharp corner, so that it matches the rest of the lines (pictures attached).

Im pretty new to the program so help is very appreciated 🙂

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

If you don't mind converting the stroked paths to outlines, you could use the Shape Builder tool (Shift M) to subtract parts with the Alt key pressed.

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If you don't mind converting the stroked paths to outlines, you could use the Shape Builder tool (Shift M) to subtract parts with the Alt key pressed.

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Perfect! 

Exactly the way i wanted it to look, thank you!

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Good to hear that worked for you.

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So you want to use the pink shapes to cut the black shapes?

Are those strokes already converted to outlines?

And: do you even want to do that? (because editing later on is easier when you don't, but at some point you might need to do it anyway)

 

Soif you want to outline your strokes, you can do just that (Object >Path > Outline strokes). Then use the live paint tool. https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/live-paint-groups.html (shapebuilder works the same way, but might give you issues in your case because some of your lines are exactly in the same place)

 

If you don't want to outline strokes, you can use an opacity mask. https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/how-to/illustrator-opacity-masks-transparency.html

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