Well, there are some methods through you can know how to combine objects in Illustrator. You must choose the method to begin the process.
You have to select the proper tool to combine objects. With the correct tool, your work will be easier than before.
Now, I will let you know about the different methods of combining objects in Illustrator. Then You can understand how to combine objects in illustrator.
In this method, you can use two or more objects to combine other objects. You can create a hole to combine it.
Moreover, Compound paths are working as grouped objects.
Use the different shapes of the compound path. Maintain the appearance, graphic models, or effects.
Hope that you have understand all the steps on how to combine objects in illustrator.
You have two choices to fill the rules.
Either ‘even-odd path’ or ‘nonzero winding path’.
In the ‘even-odd fill’ rule, it contains mathematical equations to point out the position of a shape.
‘Even-odd fill rule is the default rule of compound paths in Adobe Photoshop app.
You need to use a mathematical equation to find out if the correct position of shape in ‘nonzero winding fill rule’.
‘Nonzero winding fill rule’ is the default rule compound paths in Illustrator.
Changing the hole, you can change the hole if you choose the nonzero winding fill rule. Select the Direction Selection tool.
Then choose the part you to reverse. Go to the attributes panel.
Pick “Reverse Path Direction Off or On button.
Another method is compound shapes.
This is an easier process to combine objects. Yet, you have to use shapes to create objects.
With two or more shapes, you can create a new object. It is a grouped object.
In Layers Panel, you can show, choose, and use the fillings of the compound shape. And there is another way to use compound shapes.
Select the Direct Selection Tool or Group Selection tool to choose the correct filling of a compound shape.
Later on, you can customize the paint color or other features. This method is available for Illustrator.
Let’s discuss the process of using the compound shape method-
Moreover, you can change the compound shape. It is an editable method.
Expanding Compound Shape
In this method, you can combine two or more objects.
Choose an interaction model. Yet, no edit option for this method. You have to choose once, and it will be final.
The pathfinder effect contains various tools to combine the objects in Illustrator. Add this effect as default. You can choose the Pathfinder effect through the Pathfinder Panel.
Go to the window panel and choose the Pathfinder panel. Then click on the Pathfinder effect option.
Using this tool, you can combine the objects. Moreover, you can change the filling as you want.
It is an editable tool.
So, it’s great to use this tool for combining objects.
Go to the navigation menu from the Document window.
You can choose any of them to combine the objects in Illustrator.
There are more ways to combine vector objects.
Yet, these are popular and easier ones.
You can create logos, banners, and other graphics stuff combining objects.
Learn all the methods.
So, you can combine objects as per your different requirements.
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