How To Create Compound Paths In Illustrator Cs6


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Creating compound paths

One of the best ways to create complex artwork inside of Illustrator is to create something known as a compound path, and in this movie, I'm going to be walking you through exactly how to do that, using some of the Pathfinder commands here inside of Illustrator. First thing I'm going to do is zoom in on a piece of artwork. So I'll just grab my Zoom tool, and zoom in on this artwork in the top left corner. Once I do that, I'm going to select both pieces of artwork. It's actually two separate pieces: a starburst, and then the flower pattern in the back. Then I'm going to go up to the Window menu, and I'm going to find the Pathfinder.

You can also bring that up by hitting Shift+Control, or Shift+Command, and the F9 key on your keyboard. Once I bring that up, I'll move it up here in the top right corner, so I can see it. I'm going to ignore the Shape Modes for a moment; we'll cover those in their own movie. For now, we're just worried about the Path...

Creating compound paths
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Creating compound paths provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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