Utilizing Pathfinder functions


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Utilizing Pathfinder functions

While the Shape modes in the Path Finder panel are the functions that you use most often, there's also a second row that appears beneath it called Path Finders. In fact, this one on the far left over here called Divide is used many times inside of Illustrator. So let's explore what some of these particular functions do. I'm actually going to go ahead and select all these right now and you'll see that these are four distinct shapes that we've created, think of them as four surfboard stuck in this end. So I have them here and maybe I want to be able to apply colors to the inside parts where they overlap. But of course right now I only have four distinct shapes, you cannot fill these areas that are here.

So what you can do is, basically, use this Path Finder Divide function that basically splits up all objects, however they overlap, into their own separate distinct shapes. So when I click on this right now, you'll see basically that I end up with a shape like this, ...

Utilizing Pathfinder functions
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Utilizing Pathfinder functions provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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