AI CS5 How to simplify a "double" path

Posted on 2011-05-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am sent an illustration that has about a dozen parts to a logo.
Evidently the paths have been traced or otherwise auto-generated/manipulated,
such that what appears to be a stroked single path is in fact two paths that together form the line art.
What process do i use to just save the outer path, and thus have a solid/closed path that i can colorize thru normal means.

i had to use PDF vector format because EE does not recognize AI

thanks double-path.pdf
Question by:willsherwood
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Accepted Solution

Sigurdur Armannsson earned 2000 total points
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If I understand this correctly:

1. Select all and use Window > Pathfinder > Unite
2. Use the Direct Selection tool (white arrow) while holding down the Alt key to select the inner shape.
3. Delete.

Now you should have the outer shape with a black fill and you can color as you please.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35746121
WOW  i love simple directions that work first time.
thanks so much!   i'm off and running

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