Closed Paths

Community Beginner ,
Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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Hello everyone,

I want to create this shape but none of the paths are closed and I want to close them. I know how to close the paths but I want the shape to stay like this with closed paths so I can use Envelope Distort with this object. I want to type words in each area so I need each area to be a closed path.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021
expand the strokes and use pathfinder unite... see a quick vid:  

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 Seems like I couldn't add the image correct. Here it is.

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You can use Live Paint to fill the areas and make them closed shapes.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/live-paint-groups.html

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extend the horyzontal lines a bit out of the main shpe edges, select all and use Pathfinder > Divide, then Ungroup.

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expand the strokes and use pathfinder unite... see a quick vid:

 

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I have extended the paths inside the shape then Expanded then ungrouped, I have solved the issue this way, thank you so much.

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