Cleaning up errant paths


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Cleaning up errant paths

As you continuously work on a file, open it and save it, make changes, open it and save it, so on and so forth, you may find that the file starts to get a little bit messy. I think you'll find that as you'll learn to Illustrator more and more you'll want to keep your documents as clean and neat as possible. Let me explain exactly what I'm talking about here. You see right now this document looks pretty neat, but if I press Command+Y to go into Outline mode, I'll see that I've some other errant objects around my document. For example, there are some stray anchor points right over here and over here.

These can be created by accidentally just clicking with the Pen tool somewhere or by creating these blank text objects by just clicking somewhere on the artboard with the Type tool. I also have certain objects here, for example this rectangle and this rectangle. While they aren't visible, their fill and stroke attributes are both set to None, they can certainly get ...

Cleaning up errant paths
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Cleaning up errant paths provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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