How do I combine two compound paths in Illustrator?

To combine or merge objects in Illustrator, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open up the interface and switch to the Selection Tool.
  2. Select your objects.
  3. Now select the Shape Builder Tool (or use the shortcut Shift + M).
  4. Drag your mouse between the objects you want to merge.
  5. Release the mouse to merge the objects.

How do you make multiple lines on one object in Illustrator?

Press the “V” key on your keyboard to equip the Selection tool. Next, hold “Shift” and click on each object to select them. Press “Shift+M” to equip the Shape Builder tool. Finally, click and drag your cursor over all the lines that overlap between your objects.

Can an object have more than one Stroke?

Objects can have any number of properties applied to them at the same time. For example, a single object can have more than one stroke and more than one fill.

How do I Unjoin a line in Illustrator?

Click in the middle of the straight line to make a break in the path. Two new endpoints will appear on the original path. Alternately, click on the anchor point of the path you want to split. Select “Cut Path At Select Anchor Points” from the Control panel.

How do you Make multiple compound paths?

To make a compound path, do the following:

  1. Draw two shapes. Make one smaller than the other.
  2. Select both shapes and choose Object>Compound Paths>Make. Where the two shapes overlap, the compound path is transparent.
  3. Edit the individual shapes in the compound path with the direct selection tool.

How do I select two overlapping paths in Illustrator?

1. Select your text, then hold down shift and select the shape behind it. 2. Hold down alt, then click the intersect button.

How do you add two strokes in Photoshop?

How-to: Add Multiple Strokes to Editable Text in Photoshop

  1. Step 1: Start with Text. Select Photoshop’s Type Tool (T) and type a word.
  2. Step 2: Add an Old-Fashioned Stroke.
  3. Step 3: Convert the Text to a Smart Object.
  4. Step 4: Add a Stroke to the Smart Object.
  5. Step 5: Add More Strokes.
  6. Step 6: Edit the Text.

How do I move multiple anchor points in Illustrator?

You can select more than one anchor point using Shift(Windows os) or Command(Mac os). Hold shift key or Command key and select points.

How do I ungroup all paths in Illustrator?

You can use the “Shift-Ctrl-G” keyboard shortcut to ungroup the objects. To group the objects again, hold down the shift key, select each object, right-click one of the objects and select “Group” from the context menu.

Are compound paths vectors?

Compound paths and (to a lesser extent) compound shapes are both not only Illustrator objects, but you can find them in other software too. Mostly vector software, but not limited to it. A vector software package that doesn’t have compound paths shouldn’t be allowed to be called a vector software in my opinion.