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Illustrator CC triangles/paths help!

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by Fliss, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Fliss

    Fliss New Member

    Hi guys...

    I'd love some help if anyone has a second.

    I've got the basics down in Illustrator, but I cannot engage my brain to figure out the solution to this! It must be very simple!

    I am updating my personal branding, and part of my logo is as such:
    ScreenShot2014-07-23at124116.jpg

    I need all the individual triangles to be their own shape, so I can change the fill colours etc.

    Now, I have the main triangle outline, and with the pen tool, drew the pattern on the inside. There are several different paths to make the triangles...maybe this is a problem, and I should do each line individually? I have tried dividing, and ungrouping which works to an extent, but does not separate all of them.

    Any ideas on the best way?

    :icon_smile:
     
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Draw the outline of the triangle.

    Draw individual single ordinary lines to interest the outline shape.

    Then select everything and choose Pathfinder>Divide

    This will break up the shape into it's individual triangles - ready for recolouring.

    This shows the very basics of it.

    How to Divide in Adobe Illustrator: 10 Steps (with Pictures)
     
  3. Fliss

    Fliss New Member

    Thanks

    I had already tried dividing, as I said... :)

    So I guess it must be something I'm doing wrong in the drawing of the triangles, like you say, not intersecting the outline shape. Must every line intersect the outline? I have lines in there of which only one end intersects the outline...
     
  4. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Yes - I wouldn't draw triangles, I'd draw individual lines.

    And they all should intersect the outline
     
  5. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

  6. Fliss

    Fliss New Member

    Ahhh, I see! I was over complicating it by trying to add to the outline paths rather than just dissecting them!

    Very simple, and I can refine the inside by deleting the extra anchor points! Fabby! Thanks so much for your help!

    Said it would be simple :D Brainfart Wednesday, that's my excuse
     
  7. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Glad I could help. We all brainfart on Wednesdays... roll on Beer Farts Fridays!
     

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