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Lesson 6. Adding Special Effects > Using Composite Paths

Using Composite Paths

A composite path consists of two or more closed paths that are joined. One advantage of creating composite paths is that you can create shapes with holes in them. Think back to the magnifying glass you created in this lesson. You drew two circles, one on top of the other, each with a black fill. When you applied the Punch command, the result was a ring shape with a hole in the middle. That shape was a composite path. When you converted your text to paths, the letters A, P, and O were converted to composite paths. Any letter with a “hole” you can see through is a composite path. If you place an object underneath any of these letters, you will be able to see through the hole in the letter.

In this task, you will experiment with joining and splitting paths to get a better understanding of composite paths. Then you will create a composite path from the text you converted. Later, you will fill the letters with a photographic image.


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