I'm trying to join these separate paths so that the black outline is seamless. For some reason the open endpoints between two points won't join with the Join command. I have tried the Divide tool on Pathfinder, as well as the Paint Bucket Tool, but cannot get the effect I am wanting.
This warning indicates either one path is inside a group and the other path is not in a group.
Or both paths are in different and separate groups.
Or at least one path is a text path or graph path.
In order to join anchors of separate paths, both paths need to...
- not be in any groups
- both paths must be in the same group if grouped
- not be a text path
- not be a path within a graph (chart)
Isolate the strokes on a separate layer from the grey fills, turn on smart guides so you get snapping, and make dead sure that the knots / nodes are actually directly aligned / coincident - try joining again.
When / if the join fails, note what the fail dialogue gives as the reason: it may be as simple as these two items being in separate groups, which is easy to fix.