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Using Split and Join

In Lesson 1, you were introduced to the concepts of points and paths. When you used the Knife tool to cut the polygon, you split the closed path of the polygon, creating two open paths. If a point already exists on a path, you can use the Split command to create new paths. Of course, you could also use the Knife tool to cut the path, but you may have difficulty cutting exactly on the point. Using the Split command makes the cut more quickly and more precisely.

An object must be a closed path if you want to add a fill color. Once you split an object, you may then want to move the points to change the shape. Then you can use the Join command to combine two open paths or to add a line connecting two selected points.


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