8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2016 6:12 AM by Cojcolds

    HELP!! Can't make a compound path!!!

    duffer1969

      I'm an experienced FreeHand user and feel like a blind guy in a maze trying to use Illustrator!! I'm redrawing the Realtor Logo which is a simple square, and inside that are a rectangle, triangle and a semi-circle with a flat edge on the left. When combined, look like the letter R reversed out of a black box. When I select the all the elements and tell it to make a compound path, only the rectangle knocks out the background square and the semi circle and triangle just appear to be grouped with the square instead of knocked out!!! I've tried everything including moving the square to the front and the back, etc. How do you find out if the semi circle I drew is a closed path? I made the semi circle by drawing a circle and a square and then using pathfinder to edit them into a the left flat edged circle. The triangle I simply drew with the pen tool. I'm lost in this program!!