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ish to illustrator, and I've been working on this logo for my partner. I have created all these lines and am happy with how it is looking. However, I want the lines that make up the image to be cut the exact shape, rather than being behind a shape to make it appear as if they are. enter image description here (as shown in the image) that is how I would like the end result to look, with most lines fitted to the shape and some sticking out. if someone is able to help me in how I would go about cutting the lines to achieve this? I would be very grateful! enter image description here

Also another question is there a way to make the lines maintain there 'thickness' when increasing/decreasing size without changing the stroke? enter image description here n o t e: Im sorry of this seems like a really dumb question :( i'm struggling finding answers lmao.

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Select you letter shapes (you have already done Type> Create Outlines) and all the strokeed paths (lines).

Choose the Shapebuilder Tool.

Hold Alt/ Option as you drag through the lines you want to remove.

enter image description here

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    You might want to add that its important rhat you cut open lines if any of the lines form a loop illustrator opts to build closed shapes.
    – joojaa
    Dec 17 '20 at 8:22
  • @kyle well illustrated. thumbsup.
    – Srija Nair
    Dec 17 '20 at 9:07
  • Thank you soo much mate!!
    – JK.CST
    Dec 17 '20 at 9:35
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@Kyle explained beautifully.

There is another simpler method as well. You can just select the nodes which are outside and press delete. To answer your second question, I am not sure but I believe that you are doing "CTRL" and "+" to zoom in to the canvas, so the shape is not thickening, its just that the whole canvas is zoomed.

Hope that helped.

Thanks

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  • Thank you soo much :)
    – JK.CST
    Dec 17 '20 at 9:34

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