Variable Visions

Pathfinder: Vector Shapes Combined

Published Sun. Dec. 09, 2012

10 options that cut, combine, and more

Unite-Minus Front-Intersect-Exclude

Divide-Trim-Merge-Crop-Outline-Minus Back

Using pathfinder to create a perfect circular mirrored logo effect

Draw a oval
Copy oval and change color
offset the two shapes
select both shapes
in the pathfinder pallette, choose "Minus Back"
select the remaining "sliver" shape and copy it
paste a new version and change the color
rotate 180 and move into position to complete the circle

Keywords:Illustrator, Pathfinder