I am working with an image in Adobe Illustrator CS. I'm tracing an image by using the path tool - most of it is geometric and it's not difficult, but I wind up with a lot of different paths / shapes because there are several different shapes in the image.
I have some pieces that are "Paths" and some that are "Compound Shapes". When I need to delete a segment of line between two points, it will work on the "Paths", but when I delete it on the "Shapes" the path disappears but the line between the two points is still drawn, I assume to ensure the shape is closed.
My question is this: Since I drew all these parts the same way, why are some of them Paths and others Shapes? Also, how can I convert the Shapes to Paths so that I can delete segments and not preserve the whole shape?
This is regular CS - not CS 2, 3 or 4 (I know I am behind a bit!).