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Now notice that they basically exactly sort of slide into each other, we could have try to join these two points together to make sure that we have a consistent line or we could leave them this way next to each other, thanks to that little round edge to the stroke. These items overlap each other and we have a good smooth edge.
Now I will just go ahead and show you how to do a join, however, since it mention it since it is a good thing to do, since it is a good thing to know how to do these kinds of joins and we will be doing another join in just a moment over here. Go ahead and get your White Arrow Tool, which Adobe calls the Direct Selection Tool, but notice the keyboard shortcut is A for Arrow, because it is an Arrow tool and it is white, so I am calling it the White Arrow Tool. The White Arrow Tool selects individual points and segments inside of an object whereas the Black Arrow Tool, which you get by pressing the V key for Move, that is what it stands for, the V in Move. We will select entire objects at a time.
Now I am going to click off the shape to make sure nothing is selected and then I am going to drag. Notice I am dragging from an empty portion of the screen, I am just dragging around this point here, like so. What I have done is I have created a marquee and everything that falls inside that rectangular marquee becomes selected, which is the end point of this arc and then the other point of this spiral. So in other words, there are two coincident points, two points that are exactly on top of each other, that is what I mean by coincident, they occupy the same space.
Now I am going to go to the Object menu with both of these points selected, I am going to choose Path and I am going to choose Join. Or you could just press Ctrl+J or Command+J on the Mac in order to join these two points together. Now we will revisit this command in future lessons because we have not really learned what the difference between corner points and smooth points are, but I will tell you, it is pretty simple at this point. A corner point is a corner inside of a shape where two lines meet each other at a sharp corner, that is a corner point, where two lines meet each other at a continuous arc as we have here is a smooth point.
So go ahead and click on Smooth and then click OK and you have now joined this line into a single continuous thing. If you want to check that out, I'll go ahead and click off the item to deselect it. That will give my Black Arrow Tool and I will click on either portion of this line, either on the spiral or the arc and I will select the entire thing. That shows me it is now one continuous shape, so we will have a nice smooth meeting right at this location here.