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Expand before you merge

In this really, truly final exercise of this chapter, I'm going to show you how to preserve the scalloped edges around this outermost circle, and still be able to combine all of these paths together into a single compound path. I am working in this final catch-up document called Live scallops.ai found inside the 10_select_enhance folder and you may recall I was telling you this problem is new to Illustrator CS4 and that's technically true, but it's actually a good thing. What Illustrator CS4 has done with its effects is really a terrific thing.

So I'm going to go ahead and click on this outermost circle, and it might take you a few seconds to find it because you got to look for that little square next to the Arrow icon. So I'll click off it again. So bear in mind that this is not a real effect. It's still a circle here because it's a live effect. So, if you were to press Ctrl+Y, or Command+ Y on the Mac, you can see this circular edge right there, and the rea...

Expand before you merge
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Expand before you merge provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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