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Trouble with creating interlocking rings (olympic style)

Jan 2, 2013 11:12 AM

Tags: #illustrator #problem #cs5 #help #error #adobe #mac #rings #pathfinder #interlocking

I'm trying to make interlocking rings (olympic style), but every single time I go to the pathfinder  and click "divide", so that I filll in the overlapping areas of the rings with different colors, it ttells me "the filter produced no results, please select one or more filled paths" even though I already selected the three overlapping rings. Im in adobe CS5.


Please help!

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    Jan 2, 2013 11:16 AM   in reply to StatickClothing12

    Pathfinder can have issues with compound shapes. Try the Shape Builder tool and Option/Alt click the section you want to delete for a ring.

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    Jan 2, 2013 11:28 AM   in reply to StatickClothing12

    Select the art and then grab the Shape Builder tool...




    Then clikc-drag across sections you want to unify...


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