Making multiple vectors one single vector in Illustrator
I have a company logo in vector repeated multiple times to make a pattern/background. I want to apply a halftone to it, but to do so I need to make all the repeated vectors into one single vector. I have tried all of the pathfinder options with no luck and making a compound path messes up the logo (fills in the hole in the "a"). Does anyone know how to accomplish this?
Select all and use
Pathfinder > Merge.
This will combine all shapes which are the same color and touch.
Afterwards, you may have undesired white objects. Simply select one white object and choose
Select > Same > Fill & Stroke and hit delete.
Based on the comments below, I need to highlight this method....
- Select all
- apply a new fill via the Appearance Panel
- set that fill to be a gradient
- If needed, drag the new fill above the
contentsitem in the Appearance Panel