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    First post here, so please, be gentle

    I've been working recently on some logos and want to make a diamond part of one. Here is the raw scetch:

    I've been wondering about one thing though. All the lines there are paths, not joined. Is it possible to join them to create shapes and be able to fill the space between them with individual gradients.
    Or do I have the do it the long way around and create those shapes using the Pen Tool.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by kemingMatters; 08-06-2014, 12:07 PM.

  • #2
    You could lay those paths on a circle and use the pathfinder tool to make the patch divide the shape.

    since this is just 4 quarters, just make one quarter and duplicate it.
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    • #3
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      • #4
        Stroke the lines (be sure there are no fills.)
        Outline the paths.
        Pathfinder Unite.
        Release compound path.

        If you only want the shapes,
        Don't stroke the lines.
        Put a circle behind your lines
        Select all lines and the circle
        Use Pathfinder Divide.

        Both of those assume your lines actually meet the circle exactly. If you missed somewhere, you will get two or more shapes with very tiny attachment points. I always extend my dividing lines beyond the shape being cut up whenever possible.

        If this is for a logo, don't use gradients.


        • #5
          Really simple to (re)construct using the Star tool, Line tool, Circle and Rectangle tools ...and then Pathfinder>Divide

          If this is for a logo perhaps simplify the number of facets or facets groups before applying gradients.

          Last edited by ISitude; 08-07-2014, 03:10 PM.






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