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How to add small lines to make Illustrator drawing all one path?

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Apr 12, 2020

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Hello,

 

I have attached a one minute video explaining my issue. How do I connect those two dots on the path? 

 

https://youtu.be/t4QhJMnNOho

 

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a path can not have a point that splints into two different paths, as i know.

points can join two paths not three.

if you want to set a point exactly on top of another one you should deselect the drawn path and place a point on top of another point (smart guides would help).

there is a way to make what you are drawing a single element:

after you finish, convert all strokes to filled shapes and unit them, also you may have to make it a compound path for cleaner work.

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How to add small lines to make Illustrator drawing all one path?

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Hello,

 

I have attached a one minute video explaining my issue. How do I connect those two dots on the path? 

 

https://youtu.be/t4QhJMnNOho

 

Thanks!

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

a path can not have a point that splints into two different paths, as i know.

points can join two paths not three.

if you want to set a point exactly on top of another one you should deselect the drawn path and place a point on top of another point (smart guides would help).

there is a way to make what you are drawing a single element:

after you finish, convert all strokes to filled shapes and unit them, also you may have to make it a compound path for cleaner work.

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a path can not have a point that splints into two different paths, as i know.

points can join two paths not three.

if you want to set a point exactly on top of another one you should deselect the drawn path and place a point on top of another point (smart guides would help).

there is a way to make what you are drawing a single element:

after you finish, convert all strokes to filled shapes and unit them, also you may have to make it a compound path for cleaner work.

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This is really helpful. Thanks to your comment I learned about the Object -> Flatten Transparency tool. 

Much to learn about anchor points still. Thanks for your help. 

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Also - what do you mean by "unit them"? 

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sorrrry, i ate the "e" from "unite", one of many commands you can find in pathfinder panel

window -> pathfinder, or ctrl+shift+F9.

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