How do I combine two objects into one in Illustrator?


I have a G and an arrow. I want the arrow to act as the horizontal portion of the G. I have it lined up but when I apply effects I want then to act in one. For example If I apply a 3d effect I want the arrow and the G to go 3d and look like one object not two.

how do I combine the G and the arrow (created on a path) into one object using Illustrator CS4?

8/27/2014 4:30:00 AM

First you will have to convert the arrow from a path / stroke into a shape object. Do this by selecting Object -> Path -> Outline Stroke.

Open the Pathfinder palette (Window -> Pathfinder) and with the two items selected alt-click on the Unite button - it’s the first one that looks like two squares united into one.

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4/20/2013 5:50:00 PM