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Can't join two point (one is not an ending point)

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Aug 11, 2020

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Hello to everyone !

 

I can't join two point. One is not an ending point and I need to join this two point absolutely....

 

Do you know a way to join that ?

 

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Thank you in advance ! 

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pleymo,

 

As I (mis)understand it, you have a few easy options with the colour transition shown, after snapping the end Anchor Point(s) into place.

 

One is to Group all the paths and make them black, then create a background rectangle (or whatever) with the desired gradient and Ctrl/Cmd+X+B to bring it to the back, then select everything and in the Transparency palette (flyout click Make (Opacity) Mask with both Clip and Invert Mask ticked (in the main Transparency palette).

 

Another, rather crude one, is to copy everything and keep the original safe and hidden, then select the whole copy set and Object>Path>Outline Stroke, then Pathfinder>Unite, then apply the gradient as above; there are only few steps back to start over if you wish to edit.

 

Or select all the paths and then Ctrl/Cmd+8 to turn them into one Compound Path, then apply the gradient.

 

 

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Can't join two point (one is not an ending point)

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Hello to everyone !

 

I can't join two point. One is not an ending point and I need to join this two point absolutely....

 

Do you know a way to join that ?

 

Capture.PNG

 

Thank you in advance ! 

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pleymo,

 

As I (mis)understand it, you have a few easy options with the colour transition shown, after snapping the end Anchor Point(s) into place.

 

One is to Group all the paths and make them black, then create a background rectangle (or whatever) with the desired gradient and Ctrl/Cmd+X+B to bring it to the back, then select everything and in the Transparency palette (flyout click Make (Opacity) Mask with both Clip and Invert Mask ticked (in the main Transparency palette).

 

Another, rather crude one, is to copy everything and keep the original safe and hidden, then select the whole copy set and Object>Path>Outline Stroke, then Pathfinder>Unite, then apply the gradient as above; there are only few steps back to start over if you wish to edit.

 

Or select all the paths and then Ctrl/Cmd+8 to turn them into one Compound Path, then apply the gradient.

 

 

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No. You can only join endpoints.

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Any anchor point can only be connected to 2 other points. It is already so joined, so you can't do so here, there are no 3 point joints in Illustrator.

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What is the purpose of your request?

 

Perhaps there are alternative approaches to do what you want to do.

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Aug 18, 2020

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Thanks to everyone 😄

 

I have made this shape and I want to add a color gradient  effect but if there is lines which are not joined, the color gradient effect will not be global to the whole shape.

 

How will you do that ?

 

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Thanks to everyone !

 

 

I have made this shape and I want to add a color gradient  effect but if there is lines which are not joined, the color gradient effect will not be global to the whole shape.

 

How will you do that ?

 

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pleymo,

 

As I (mis)understand it, you have a few easy options with the colour transition shown, after snapping the end Anchor Point(s) into place.

 

One is to Group all the paths and make them black, then create a background rectangle (or whatever) with the desired gradient and Ctrl/Cmd+X+B to bring it to the back, then select everything and in the Transparency palette (flyout click Make (Opacity) Mask with both Clip and Invert Mask ticked (in the main Transparency palette).

 

Another, rather crude one, is to copy everything and keep the original safe and hidden, then select the whole copy set and Object>Path>Outline Stroke, then Pathfinder>Unite, then apply the gradient as above; there are only few steps back to start over if you wish to edit.

 

Or select all the paths and then Ctrl/Cmd+8 to turn them into one Compound Path, then apply the gradient.

 

 

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Thank you for your reply !

 

But i dont understand the end of your answer : "Transparency palette (flyout click Make (Opacity) Mask with both Clip and Invert Mask ticked (in the main Transparency palette)."

 

Can you explain to me a little more ? Sorry I'm a beginner with Illustrator 🙂

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Thank you !

 

I have tried the last option and it's working great ! 🙂

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