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Design Illustrator Foundations Creating an Icon Using Pathfinder with Objects

When I click "merge" like you said in the end of the video. My icon loses some of the shapes. Why is it doing this?

This is what it looks like after I merge it


3 Answers

You have to turn (change) all the paths into outline.

Ben Holland
Ben Holland
Courses Plus Student 4,062 Points

This worked great for me . Love the answer .

Thanks, I had the same problem and this was it

Alex Forseth
Alex Forseth
8,017 Points

Worked for me as well!! thanks!

Max Senden
Max Senden
23,177 Points

Are you using the pathfinder tool? If so objects that are not touching/overlapping each other are deleted. Trying to merge more than 2 objects together can also give problems.

You can try to group them together by pressing command + G on Mac. I think on Windows it's alt + G but I'm not sure :)

Shehan Dissanayake
Shehan Dissanayake
19,119 Points

I had the same problem. Thanks @Jacqueline Floor