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?
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 - itâ€™s the first one that looks like two squares united into one.