Join tool , how to join multiple paths in one spot?

Participant ,
Oct 25, 2020

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Hello Illustrator gurus,

 

Freshman question here. I'm working on a little fun illustration of the Egyptian Sphinx with a mask on...

I've drawn a sphinx with the pen tool and am using the Transform Effect (Reflect X) to mirror the shape symmetrically.

 

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My challenge is basic. The "crown" horizontal lines are individual paths I drew. They are not connected in any way with the contour.

I tried using the Join Tool but it’s not doing what I want. When using its removing another part of the path to join.

 

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How can I do this ?

 

Thanks,

 

 

 
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 25, 2020

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Use the Direct Selection tool to select two anchor points at the end of an open path and then use the Join command.

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If the paths appear to be joined, even though they are not, you can use the Live Paint Bucket tool to fill areas.

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Oct 26, 2020

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Alexandre,

 

In addition to what Barbara said, you can only join end Anchor Points of paths; joints like road junctions are impossible.

 

And you are doing it the right way with a(n always preferably closed) conotur path and separate inner paths.

 

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