I want to design myself 4 simple, minimalistic icons, kind of like this:

target icon

I looked on YouTube, and saw that most videos do a sort of grid, so I tried to follow. This is what I've got:


The "roof" of the house, is just two lines that I drew, how can I connect them to the rectangle at the bottom and get rid of the top side of the rectangle?


Simply use the Shape Builder tool.

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Select all and drag from the triangle to the shape below with the Shape Builder Tool.
This will combine both shapes into one.

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You could also select all and click the
Unite button on the Pathfinder Panel
(Window > Pathfinder)

  • I didn't know how to create a triangle shape that would fit on top of the rectangle, so I drew two lines instead. Because I have two lines, I can't use the shape builder tool
    – J86
    Sep 30 '20 at 22:09
  • @J86 simply select the 2 lines and choose Object > Path > Join from the menu, twice. The first time will join the 2 lines into 1 path. The second time will connect the two end anchors, forming a closed triangle... then use the answer above.
    – Scott
    Sep 30 '20 at 22:21
  • Thanks @Scott, I just tried and I got: imgur.com/a/b1drgaq
    – J86
    Sep 30 '20 at 22:24
  • You appear to have the rectangle below also selected. You don't want the rectangle selected.
    – Scott
    Sep 30 '20 at 22:25
  • I see! I tried without the rectangle and I see got the same message: imgur.com/a/mqhurNi
    – J86
    Sep 30 '20 at 22:26

I'm not sure what tutorial you followed, but there is a much easier and quicker way.

Enable the grid and snap to grid

Then use the Pen Tool to make one closed shape.


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  • Damn, you’re right, that is much easier!
    – J86
    Oct 1 '20 at 23:25

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