how to combine two objects using path finder in illustrator?


i want it to be like this enter image description here

but when i click the minus front, both objects got cut out like this;

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so how? how do you combine it like in the first picture?

here the 2 original objects before i click minus front;

enter image description here

2/22/2014 8:39:00 AM

The Pathfinder Toolset is very good for some tasks, but it's not the only boolean operator in Illustrator. The Shape Builder Tool (Shift+M by default) is what I would recommend in this case.

If you hold down Shift, you can delete the sections of lines that are between intersections of selected Items.

Deleting lines between intersections of selected Items with the Shape Builder Tool

2/23/2014 12:04:00 AM