Illustrator Tip #15: Converging Points Together Using Average Function

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This tip will show you how to use the unknown Average function in illustrator to converge points. In this diagram, I have a 3d extrude star drawn using path tool. However, the points doesn’t converge at the end. To solve this problem, select all the points you want to converge using Direct Selection Tools. In this case, I will only select the 3 anchor points at the end. Now go to Object>Path>Average. Select Both and click OK. The ends will now converge perfectly together!

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Hardly unknown, it has been part of Illustrator since the year dot.

    Adobe unfortunately took away some of the more convenient keyboard shortcuts for it, demoting it I guess.

  2. It’s also worth noticing the keyboard shortcuts for these actions: Option+Cmd+J to average.

    Very often one needs to Average and Join (Cmd+J) paths. To do that in just one shortcut you do: Cmd+Option+Shift+J.

  3. hey! thanks for sharing all these tips…they are well-explained and make my illustrator time much more enjoyable…

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