unable to join a path

Explorer ,
Apr 10, 2020 Apr 10, 2020

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In the following link of Ai tutorial:

https://helpx.adobe.com/sea/illustrator/how-to/drawing-tools-basics.html?playlist=/services/playlist...

while working on the 5th video, I was unable to join the second part of the eye:

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When I join the left one, the following thing happens:

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I even closed illustrator then reopened, still the same.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2020 Apr 10, 2020

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Star2,

 

There seems to be a mismatch of the Anchor Points in both sides: to the right the arcs cross so you have the end Anchor Point of the lower arc above that of the upper one and a short vertical segment between them, hence the two Miter Join spikes; to the left the arcs do not (even) meet (no overlap of the Butt Caps).

 

Going back and obtaining coinciding end Anchor Points would be a good start.

 

But there seems to be a contradiction between "unable to join this one" and "When I join the left one, the following thing happens:"

 

How have you obtained the second non solution?

 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 11, 2020 Apr 11, 2020

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That exactly my problem

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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"That exactly my problem"

 

If your problem is exactly the same as the OP's, then use the Join tool and drag across each side of the eye.

 

~ Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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I've try that already, it's doesn't working

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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Show a screen shot.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 17, 2020 Apr 17, 2020

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The result are exactly the same as Star2 screen shot posted

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Hey there, I am also having this same issue during the tutorial. For folks trying to help, could you please check out the video, the files, and the instructions. In going through the exercise, I am getting the exact same problem. Check out Video 5 here: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/drawing-tools-basics.html?playlist=/services/playlist.hel...

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Hi @Birdie0101 

 

In your screen shots, the paths have a gap on one side and overlap on the other side. See here for details:

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/join-trim-paths-lines.html

 

~ Jane

 

jane-e_3-1622684558527.png

 

 

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Yes, I have seen these too. I'm curious if you actually did part 5 of the tutorial? It really is confusing and doesn't seem to show how to fix the problem. Could you give it a watch and try to follow along. 

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