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Help with removing part of a shape

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Aug 01, 2020

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Hi All,

 

I am trying to remove the part of the shape to the left of the bold centre line. When I use the shape builder tool it makes weird shapes (as seen in picture 2). 

 

I am looking for another way to remove everything to the left of the bold centre line to leave the shape to the right in-tact. 

 

Thanks in advance. 

Harry

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Help with removing part of a shape

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Hi All,

 

I am trying to remove the part of the shape to the left of the bold centre line. When I use the shape builder tool it makes weird shapes (as seen in picture 2). 

 

I am looking for another way to remove everything to the left of the bold centre line to leave the shape to the right in-tact. 

 

Thanks in advance. 

Harry

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Looks like you didn't outline strokes first.

 

BTW: Please don't attach images in this forum. Embed them.

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Thanks for the reply!

 

Once I outline the stroke and try the shapebuilder tool to delete elements it makes this effect...

 

Any ideas?

 

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Does it get better with View > Preview on CPU?

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Can you share this .ai file?

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I would but don't know how to do that! 

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Any more ideas on this? Still struggling...

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Hi,

 

First of all I would duplicate everything, so you have a back up.

 

You can do this by dragging and dropping your Layers onto the create New Layer icon on the at the bottom of the Layers Palette.

 

Next Select your shapes and Strokes and go Object> Expand

 

Then you can use the Eraser Tool (Shift+E) and erase the specific areas you would like to remove.

 

I hope this helps,

 

Sim

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