Joining and averaging paths


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Joining and averaging paths

As we know all objects inside of Illustrator, all paths, are made up of anchor points. Now there are many times when you are working with creating objects when you need to actually fuse or join anchor points together. So in this video, we're going to focus on two commands inside of Illustrator. One called Join and one called Average and we'll actually see how we can use both of these settings together to get the results that we're looking for. To begin with, I'm going to zoom in just on these leaves right over here and notice that when I click on this to select it has a bounding box around it.

I'm temporarily just going to turn that bounding box off for now, so we can better focus on seeing the actual anchor points themselves. To do so, I'm going to go to the View menu. I'm going to choose Hide Bounding Box, the keyboard shortcut for that is Command+Shift+B or Ctrl+Shift+B, and now I have the bounding box turned off. We can clearly see where the anchor point...

Joining and averaging paths
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Joining and averaging 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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