How to use join tool

Learn how to use the join tool in Illustrator CC 2018 2017 etc to combine and trim paths

Tutorial steps

join tool for Illustrator and how to join and trimming paths and lines
  1. Select two open Illustrator paths - two lines for the join tool to be used in Illustrator

  2. Toolbar and shaper tool (join tool is beneath that)

  3. Select the join tool (JT) in Illustrator

  4. Pass over the closest ends of the paths with the tool

The JT works quickly with two paths. Simply pass the JT over the paths and the paths will be combined (as long as the JT allows this - if the paths are not pointing in the same direction then they cannot be welded).

 

Video tutorial on the subject by graphicxtras.com (youtube).

 

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