How do you subtract area in Illustrator?

How do I turn a path into a shape in Illustrator?

Convert paths to live shapes



To convert a path into a live shape, select it, and then click Object > Shape > Convert to Shape.

How do you subtract two front objects?

Once you’ve done that, hold Shift and select the overlapping object (the green square), then go to the Pathfinder panel (Window > Pathfinder) and click Minus Front. This will subtract the overlapping object from the objects behind it all at once.

Why is minus front not working illustrator?

4 Answers. After you created outlines to that font, the letters are then put in a group and minus front doesn’t work well with groups. Try to ungroup the letters, select all and try again. If this doesn’t work, try with each letter individually.

Where is the shape Builder tool?

Select the Shape Builder tool from the Tools panel or press Shift+M.

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