enter image description hereAfter making an image and later using divide in illustrator certain portion of the image is getting disappeared.Lower portion of the image is not seen

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    Divide works on areas not lines. Anyway there us a gap at lower corners. If you want to do lines then use shapebuilder
    – joojaa
    Jun 18, 2022 at 10:14
  • Results don't look like the Divide operation at all. You certain you didn't mistakenly click another button?
    – Scott
    Jun 18, 2022 at 10:43

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The outer curved shape looks like it is made of multiple paths, not one single closed path. A closed path is one which is closed at the ends, forming a single path to make a completely enclosed shape. That is probably why you are getting an unexpected result.

See the Adobe Help page here to help you understand the difference between closed and open paths, which is a key concept in vector image editing.

So, anyway . . .

Do it like this instead: draw the outer shape as a single closed path (use the Pen Tool). Make sure the lines you want to use to divide the shape with are overlapping.

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Select all, and hit the Divide button in the Pathfinder.

Finally ungroup, and and you will get individual pieces, each one is a closed path.

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