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Line Segments to Shape

Line Segments to Shape

Line Segments to Shape


I'd like to figure out how to turn multiple lines segments into one shape.

I know that you can do that with the effects options, but that turns everything into rectangles or something like that.

I want to know how to keep the same exact form of my segments, but still make it a shape so that I could use a gradient on it.  

RE: Line Segments to Shape

...it really depends on the artwork structure you have, and also what version of illustrator you have (whether or not you have "live paint" function, which may or may not help you)...

...if you can post a web link to an image or the source artwork (or sample of), then it would be easier to assist you...

...normally you have to join paths manually to create a shape from lines, as to apply gradients often means needing closed paths (joined ends)...

...the live paint function can fill areas with gradients, which can then expanded to get at the newly filled area/shape if need be...



RE: Line Segments to Shape

Provided that each line segment intersects with another one in the shape, you can remove any fill colors, select all of them and in your Pathfinder panel, click Divide, then click Unite. This wont work if you have any gaps in the perimeter. If you do, select one point on either side of the gap and choose command+option+shift+j. This will average and join the points automatically.

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