Pathfinder help please?

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Oct 27, 2020

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I've made a pattern considing of a bunch of shapes, and then applied a clipping mask on top. Now I need to use the path of the clipping mask to close off all the shapes that are open at the edges. Everything I've tried still keeps the whole exterior path, but I just want little segments of it for the closing of the edge shapes, and then I want to delete everything else. Not sure if I've explained that clearly enough, but I'd love some help, please and thank you!!!

 

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pixxxelschubser Most Valuable Participant , Oct 27, 2020
Try the following: pathfinder select the lowest (compound) path and delete it done    

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MIndy,

 

As I (mis)understand it, you can (always keep the original and work on a copy when you make destructive changes):

 

1) Release the V`Clipping Mask (of the copy, see above),

2) Select only the path that was the Clipping Path and Object>Path>Delete Objects Below,

3) Delete all the unwanted (closed) outer paths.

 

 

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Try the following:

pathfinder

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select the lowest (compound) path and delete it

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done

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Thank you, thank you! I also ended up having to delete all the paths that were underneath the compound path, but that got me to what I needed! Everyone else I'd asked was telling me I'd have to go through and delete the path segments I didn't want manually, and that just didn't seem right. You really saved me - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

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