Use Shape Builder Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6
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- 1To begin, you should open Adobe Illustrator CS6 either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon.This will reveal a list of recently used programs. You may find Illustrator on the list. It has a brown-and-orange icon with the letters "Ai".Advertisement
- 21You can change "Options".For example, you can check "In Merge Mode, Clicking Stroke Splits the Path". This option will work in the same way as "Scissors Tool", which is shown in the tutorial on how to use the "Eraser Tool", "Knife Tool", and "Scissors Tool".
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Object dimensions change after filling with the Shape Builder Tool/Paint Bucket Tool?
Hello, I already wrote in Adobe forum about this issue (https://forums.adobe.com/message/8339546#8339546) and tried all suggestions to solve this problem, but still nothing… I'm using Mac and newest Illustrator CC version (19.2.0). So the problem is that when I fill an object with a Shape Builder Tool/Paint Bucket Tool that object dimensions always changes. You can see an example in a picture - https://www.dropbox.com/s/qkvhhtej46pdhx4/Screen%2BShot%2B2015-12-27%2Bat%2B03.07.24.png?dl=0 (it's just an example, I don't use bucket for simple objects like this circle, but for more complicated objects it's very useful). I created 35x35mm circle and used Shape Builder Tool 3 times in a row and each time I got different results. This problem occurs only with millimeters. Maybe you know how to solve this problem? This is very important to me, because I just can't work like this. It would be very helpful to get an answer. Thank you.
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