I drew thie illustration below. As you can see (“Outlines”), the illustration is made of shapes and borders. In the end, it looks like the illustration in the center.
Is there any trick to quickly create 2 compound paths out of this? As a result I want two layers: (1) Background, (2) white borders.
In the 3rd image you can see what happens, if I use pathfinder. I’m an advanced Illustrator user and I’m aware why it looks how it looks and how to achieve my desired result. However, I hope for a work-around that lets me create a flattened vector easily. Tracing a Hi-Res PNG isn’t a solution for me. I want perfect lines.