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Library: Creative Design


Control your paths by filling the gaps with Illustrator's Live Paint (CS2)

Added on Monday 15th of February 2010 04:20 am EST


When you manipulate vector art in Illustrator, sometimes gaps are created between your paths when they don’t line up perfectly. Here’s an easy way to close the gaps and produce perfectly aligned paths.

To use Live Paint to fill in path gaps:
1. Select the group of objects.
2. Choose Object > Live Paint > Gap Options to open the Gap Options dialog box.
3. Specify that gaps of a certain size (which you define) will close filled areas.
4. Click OK to fill the gaps. ...