I have two shape paths and I want to combine them into a single path, but after trying all options in the pathfinder tab, I haven't achieved the desired result. All of them just delete the line.

Here're the shapes.

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And these are their layers.

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How do I combine them into a single path so that I could align, move and reshape it as if it were a continuous shape?

Edit 1

The expand button seems to be disabled.

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1 Answer 1


If you want 1 shape from these two you can Expand them and Unite them via Pathfinder

Second, you can just Group them - they will save the relations to each other

Third, you can Make Compound Path from these shapes...

Fourth, you can use Shape Builder tool to unite them via shift-click-drag

  • I've updated my question, none of these seem to have any effect? Jul 21, 2014 at 18:49
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    @MorganWilde expand the path before pathfinder
    – Ilan
    Jul 21, 2014 at 18:56
  • @MorganWilde as I explained, you can make a compound path: Object->Compound Path->Make
    – Ilan
    Jul 21, 2014 at 18:59

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