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how can I align the red shape and black shape in parallel?

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Draw 1 shape.

Duplicate it while dragging

Then duplicate it again.

Use Pathfinder or Shape Builder to merge and cut area.

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Or to create the smaller chevron after the larger shape has already been drawn, drag the opposite direction when duplicating....

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(Note Holding down Shift and Option/Alt while dragging -- Shift to constrain the drag horizontally, and Option/Alt to duplicate the object.)

  • They already have their shapes and are asking how to adjust them.
    – Webster
    Oct 31, 2017 at 23:24
  • The delete the red.. and follow the second animation in my answer. Not sure what the issue with that may be.
    – Scott
    Oct 31, 2017 at 23:25
  • Oh the issue I see is the question is "How do I align these things" and you answered "here is how you draw them new". He has shapes he may need to keep.
    – Webster
    Oct 31, 2017 at 23:57
  • I guess I should have explicitly stated.. "don't bother trying align things, jsut create a shape which will be parallel." Oh well, thanks for the down vote. Always nice to be helpful and get a down vote :)
    – Scott
    Nov 1, 2017 at 2:00
  • Sorry, it won't let me undo the vote. I'll go vote up some of your other stuff.
    – Webster
    Nov 1, 2017 at 21:06

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