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KimWright

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I'm wondering if anyone knows a method in Illustrator to create non-duplicating lines out of areas with shared edges. Image areas of each state in the US and you want to create just a set of lines for the borders without the duplicates.


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There is a function in the Pathfinder menu for that, but I forget exactly which it is. Its easy enough to experiment but Im sure someone will chime in with the actual tool.


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It's the outline tool, 2nd from right on the bottom row. It'll replace shared edges with a single one. Keep in mind it makes a group of the output and removes fill and stroke.


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