Refine tab and flap shapes Illustrator: Printing


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Refining tab and flap shapes

Now that I've created the basic shapes for my main panels and for the little flaps that are going to fold over and tuck in, I need to combine some shapes, and I need to modify some shapes. So for example, here on the upper left, I used two rectangles, but really, this is going to be one shape. It's going to be one sort of interesting shaped flap. And I could have drawn it with the Pen tool, but this is a little easier and it also ensures precision. So I'm just going to select both of these shapes and combine them. Now I could use the path finder to combine them, but I'm a big fan of using the Shape Builder tool.

I'll achieve exactly the same results, but frankly I think the Shape Nuilder's a little more fun. So I'm going to choose the Shape Builder tool, and you see that sort of screen wire appearance. It's just telling you that it's paying attention, and notice that there's a plus by the cursor. So, it's natural mode is to melt things together, so as I drag ac...

Refining tab and flap shapes
Video duration: 7m 42s 1h 47m Intermediate

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Refining tab and flap shapes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Essentials: Packaging

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Design
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Acrobat Illustrator InDesign
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