The roof and the body of the house are individual objects that have individually been rounded. I want to combine these objects without affecting the rounding features already on each object.
I have tried many things with the shape builder tool (i.e. only highlighting certain parts of the shapes, holding shift), but I can't get it to just happily merge the two edited-shapes. I want to do this so when I add a gradient overlay, the overlay looks smooth and not like its affecting individual objects.
I am new to Illustrator, so this may trivial, but I appreciate any help anyone can give!
Thanks in advance.