I made a house drawing from line segments on Adobe Illustrator CC. I used the join command and wanted to cut out the house shape from a color gradient I downloaded. I tried using “Object > Path > Divide Objects Below” but it's not working. I am sure this is a simple fix but I am a newbie and would greatly appreciate anyones help and input.
You can't divide an image in Illustrator. Use the gradient tool to fill in your shape. OR if you really want to clip an image of a gradient (again, not the correct way, but it's possible) I recommend using a layer mask or clipping mask.
With your image below, draw your shape on top select both and go to:
Object > Clipping Mask > Make ⌘ + 7 (Ctrl + 7)