I do a lot of artwork in Illustrator, and am pretty experienced. However I find myself having redraw lines often with each new level of detail, for instance adding shadows to a complex object - I have to redraw the lines where it meets the edge.
As I see it there are two ways to overcome this:
- Redraw the edge of the object manually, or...
- copy the lines from the layer beneath
Both of which are a bit annoying to do, and often imperfect.. Perhaps I'm missing something simple - can I do something such as attach the end points to the edge of the object and have Illustrator fill in the colour? As it is it will automatically draw a straight line from each end point.