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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.
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.
How can I do this ?
Use the Direct Selection tool to select two anchor points at the end of an open path and then use the Join command.
If the paths appear to be joined, even though they are not, you can use the Live Paint Bucket tool to fill areas.
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.