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accepted Group paths into fillable objects/Join open paths in Illustrator?
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comment Group paths into fillable objects/Join open paths in Illustrator?
I don't know how I missed the "Expand" step in your .gif, that does seem to create editable shapes just like I wanted, thank you! Apologies for failing to mention the mesh and for the late reply(I've been too busy to continue work on Illustrator since school started).
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comment Group paths into fillable objects/Join open paths in Illustrator?
Thank you for the step by step, that does create separate editable shapes. However, I need to add a mesh later in the tutorial and that's more difficult when, using your example, the orange dots actually encompass the entire purple ring. Do you know of a way to eliminate the excess and have 3 shapes(large tan shape and 2 orange dots) that take up only the area in step 4 and not the excess in step 5, being that so when I add a stroke to 1 of the orange dots, it goes around the entire orange dot? Apologies for the late reply, school started back up and I hardly have time to learn Illustrator.
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comment Group paths into fillable objects/Join open paths in Illustrator?
By close the shape do you mean using the pen tool to add a closing line to the arches? That would work but it doesn't actually solve my problem as I could have done that from the beginning, unless there is a way to get the closing line of the dot arch to line up exactly with the mushroom cap arch. I followed the rest of the post and made the clipping mask without closing the shapes and got this, still I cannot fill the dots with color.
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comment Group paths into fillable objects/Join open paths in Illustrator?
I believe using live paint prohibits me from adding a mesh to the individual shapes as individual shapes are not created, so this actually does not solve my problem...
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comment Group paths into fillable objects/Join open paths in Illustrator?
I edited the first post, not sure what it meant by clipping mask as I never made one but there were two anchor points inside that I had forgotten about so that was probably it, thanks again.
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comment Group paths into fillable objects/Join open paths in Illustrator?
I get this error after selecting all then clicking to create the live paint group. EDIT: Never mind, all I had to do was directly select each path individually and now it's working, might have something to do with two stray anchor points or the ruler line also in the file. Thank you very much, but do you know of a method that would actually merge the paths into a shape?
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comment Group paths into fillable objects/Join open paths in Illustrator?
I'm not sure what you are describing, when I select the main cap and two side arches(the dots) and then object>clipping mask>make I get this. The only path that I can click on is the right arch, though the entire outline of the mushroom is still visible in View>outline. I still cannot fill the side dots with color.
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comment Group paths into fillable objects/Join open paths in Illustrator?
Sure thing: webdesignerdepot.com/2011/08/… I should edit it into the post as well.
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comment Removing part of a stroke and adding a gradient to a stroke in Illustrator CS5
Thank you! Object > Expand worked but using Offset path does work better as it allows me to have one consistent gradient. Thanks for the note about CS6 as well I had no idea, I'll have to upgrade soon.
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