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How to "Close Off" Included Shape

Jul 22, 2012 6:32 PM

Hi, I have attached a couple of comic book bubble shapes that have "tails" on them (the little pointy part that you put near the persons mouth who is speaking the dialogue). I'd like to remove these tails and close off the shape so that it's symmetric (as if the tail never existed). How would I go about doing this?





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    Jul 22, 2012 8:48 PM   in reply to

    Use the direct selection tool (lowercase - a on keyboard) Select the points that make up the tail and in the top tool bar, click on the icon for removing points. Do not hit the delete key, as that will break the path. Using the icon will remove the points and keep the path intact.


    That being said, I am assuming the shape was created with a single path. It is possible that more than one path makes up the shape. If thats the case, then we can go from there.

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    Jul 23, 2012 1:37 AM   in reply to



    To get back to the symmetrical shape you started with, the easiest way would (have) be(en) to just copy/unhide it from where you saved it in the first place before destroying it.


    Failing that, you may click the centre (relative to the original shape) Anchor Points at top and bottom with the Scissors Tool, delete the moderated part, Object>Reflect a copy of the original part, select it by one of the endpoints and snap it to (the corresponding endpoint of) the original part, Direct Select the pairs of them and Ctrl/Cmd+J to join.


    Smart Guide are your friends; they say anchor point when you have coinciding points.

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    Jul 23, 2012 12:20 PM   in reply to

    You can do it. Here's directions


    Screen shot 2012-07-23 at 12.12.16 PM.png


    Screen shot 2012-07-23 at 12.19.01 PM.png

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    Jul 23, 2012 12:35 PM   in reply to

    Then do this


    Screen shot 2012-07-23 at 12.34.57 PM.png

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    Jul 23, 2012 2:35 PM   in reply to

    For my part you are welcome, kiss.


    If I sent you these two files would you be able to do this for me for a fee?


    That would be quite impossible: in this forum we always work for fee>free.

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