Combining paths


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Combining paths

A lot of folks when they first start using Illustrator anticipate that they'll be spending most of their time with the Pen tool. And if you've never heard of that tool, it allows you to draw any path outline you can imagine, one anchor point at a time. It's a great tool; we'll be seeing it in the future exercise, but it's quite labor-intensive which is why much of Illustrator is devoted to the task of helping you find a simpler approach. In this exercise, we're going to draw this sign from scratch using nothing more than ellipses and rectangles.

I'm working inside a file called CA surf sign.ai found inside the Exercise Files folder and we're going to start things off in the Layers panel. So go to the Windows menu and choose the layers command, or press the F7 key in order to bring up that panel. Notice that I've created a couple of layers, I want you to take this bottom layer Template and convert it into a kind of tracing template by clicking on the ci...

Combining paths
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Combining paths provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Up and Running with Illustrator

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Design
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Illustrator
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