I am having an issue with the pathfinder tool in Illustrator CC. Every time I use minus front this happens (see image below). As you can see, it does not detract exactly to the path/curve. Is there a setting I am missing? why is this happening?

enter image description here


What might be happening is you have a stroke color that matches the fill color applied to your shape. You can do one of two things:

Option 1: Change the stroke color to NONE on your overlapping objects. (I prefer this option, because the shape remains an easily editable shape.)

Option 2: Make a duplicate of your objects, because what you will do next will make them more difficult to edit. Then, select your objects and apply Edit > Expand Appearance

In BOTH cases, you will then be able to apply Minus Front without the resulting shape "expanding" to match/include the stroke.

  • thanks dan but i will still need to edit manually at the end.....i hope that adobe fixes this. I need to check at office, if its a cc issue or not coz my other fines are running on cs5 and cs6 – graham Jul 23 '16 at 17:27

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.