You use the Pathfinder panel (Window > Pathfinder) to combine objects into new shapes. Use the top row of buttons in the panel to make paths or compound paths. To make compound shapes, use the buttons in those rows while pressing the Alt or Option key.
How do you join sections in Illustrator?
To join one or more open paths, use the Selection tool to select the open paths and click Object > Path > Join. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J (Windows) or Cmd+J (Mac). When anchor points are not overlapping, Illustrator adds a line segment to bridge the paths to join.
How do I permanently group objects in Illustrator?
Groups appear as
How do you combine images in Illustrator?
Click the “Blend” icon, and then click on the images that you want to blend. Click the “Blend” icon again when you have selected all of the required images. The blended object will be created automatically.
How do I join two paths in Illustrator?
Select the Selection tool ( ) in the Tools panel. Drag a selection marquee across the two paths. Make sure not to select the line you just drew. Choose Object > Path > Join.
Why can’t I join lines in Illustrator?
“To join, you must select two open endpoints. If they are not on the same path, they cannot be on text paths nor inside graphs, and if both of them are grouped, they must be in the same group.”
How do you combine lines and shapes in Illustrator?
Click “Edit” at the top of the screen, then “Paths.” Select “Join.” The ends of the lines that you select will be joined together. Repeat with any remaining lines that you want to join together.
How do I merge paths?
- Click on one of your paths in the paths palette. Copy it (Edit>Copy or Cmd / Ctrl + C ).
- Then click on another path in the paths palette and paste the first path into it (Edit>Paste or Cmd / Ctrl + V ).
- Both your paths will be on the same path.
- Continue until all of your paths are in the same path.