How do you join two objects in Illustrator?
You use the Pathfinder panel (Window > Pathfinder) to combine objects into new shapes. Use the top row of buttons in the panel to make paths or compound paths. To make compound shapes, use the buttons in those rows while pressing the Alt or Option key.
How do I turn a pattern into a shape in Illustrator?
Scale, move or rotate your pattern
Go to the Object Menu and click Transform, here you can select move, rotate, reflect, scale or shear. Select the transform option you want to use. When the transform box appears, ensure you click Patterns in the options, this way you are only scaling the pattern and not the object.
How do you combine shapes?
Select the shapes you want to merge: press and hold the Shift key while you select each shape in turn. (If you don’t select any shapes, then the Merge Shapes button in step 2 will be grayed out.) On the Drawing Tools Format tab, in the Insert Shapes group, select Merge Shapes, and then pick the option you want.
How do I combine text and shapes in Illustrator?
To make your live type merge correctly with path objects, choose “Create Outlines” from the Type menu. Illustrator turns your text into vector objects with the size, shape, fill and stroke you applied to your type.