Merging strokes with a compound path


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Merging strokes with a compound path

In this exercise I'm going to show how to merge multiple strokes using a compound path. So I've gone ahead and saved my progress so far as a document called Rectangles abound.ai found inside the 10_select_enhance folder. So-called because we have all of our rounded rectangles, they do abound inside in this document. Notice what we have is sort of this effect where we're starting with this square and it becomes progressively more rounded until it turns into a circle, which is the way rounded rectangles work. They will ultimately become circles once the roundness takes them over.

Now we have got this outer square and this inner circle right here. They intersect each other both with a black stroke and with the white stroke. Somehow the black stroke doesn't interrupt the white stroke at this location. So how did we pull that off? Well, what I would like you to do is go ahead and turn on the All objects layer in order to bring up our layer in progress here. Turn off the Guides...

Merging strokes with a compound path
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Merging strokes with a compound path 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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