Erasing stroked paths


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Erasing stroked paths

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to get rid of what I'm calling the unflattering overlaps inside of our illustration. In fact, I've gone ahead and saved my progress so far as Unflattering overlaps.ai and what I mean by unflattering overlaps is these intersecting lines that meet in an undesirable way. For example, I don't really want this forward neck path to cleave into the jaw, the way it is right now. So how do we get rid of those overlaps? Well, it's a combination of cutting and erasing as you'll see. So let's say I'll go ahead and select this far front leg right there that overlaps the near front leg and I'm going to go ahead and grab my Scissors tool which lives in the same slot as the Eraser tool, note that, and it has a keyboard shortcut of C as you may recall from way long ago.

And I'm going to click at this location right there in order to cut this part of the path away from this part of the path. The portions of the path that...

Erasing stroked paths
Video duration: 3m 17s 12h 54m Intermediate

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Erasing stroked paths provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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