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The letter C in Illustrator

The letter C in Illustrator

The letter C in Illustrator

(OP)
I want to make a logo with Illustrator by using my own font type. What I want to do is make the letter C. I want to make an unfinished circle of 270 degrees from a round dot with a certain stroke. This will result in a letter C with nice rounded edges. Is there an easy way to do that?

Peter

RE: The letter C in Illustrator

A few ways really. If you're just doing it by eye, this might work:

1: Draw the circle.
2: Create a vertical guideline intersecting the circle where you want it to end (it will intersect the circle at two points an equal distance from top and bottom).
3: Use the scissors tool to cut the circle at the two intersection points, and delete the surplus arc.

If it has to be 270 degrees exactly, you could alternatively:

1: Create the circle
2: Draw a square and rotate it 45 degrees.
3: Align the leftmost point of the square with the center of the circle (the Transform palette will allow you determine and align these points precisely)
4: Use the PathFinder palette to remove the square from the circle, and remove any surplus paths.

There's probably lots of other ways of doing this -- I don't have Illustrator in front of me right now, but these might get you started anyway!

RE: The letter C in Illustrator

(OP)
And the magic word was ...... SCISSORS!!! I was using the slice tool and that didn't work out. But you mentioned the scissors tool, and after a few minutes I found it under the eraser tool. Thanks for your help Blueark.

Peter

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