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How do I align paths evenly to eachother?

Apr 23, 2012 12:00 PM

I am drawing two separate paths that are 'circular' but I need their rounded corners to align evenly to eachother. I feel there must be a simpler way to do this than manually adjusting each point and pivot controls until it 'looks right'. Is there a way to do this automatically?

 

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    Apr 23, 2012 12:09 PM   in reply to Gozerian

    Explore the Pathfinder perhaps?

     
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    Apr 23, 2012 12:09 PM   in reply to Gozerian

    Gozerian,

     

    If I understand it in the right way, you may create the black shape in front of the cyan shape and give it a white stroke that becomes the white band (you may place it behind the fill), or you may Object>Path>Offset Path with the band width as the offset, then change the offset path colour to white.

     
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    Apr 23, 2012 12:17 PM   in reply to Gozerian

    Ah, Gozerian.

     

    If I understand it right this time, you may:

     

    1) Create the combined blue + black shape,

    2) Create a path where you want to separate them (the border of the black shape), extending past the combined shape,

    3) With only the path selected, Object>Path>Divide Objects Below.

     
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