Combining shapes and tools


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Combining shapes and tools

Now sometimes, the easiest way to create a complex shape is to use a combination of tools. And I'm going to show you how to create a complex shape using a variety of different tools here in the tool palette. Now, the file that I have open is called combiningshapes.ai, and you can find that in the creating complex shapes folder. Now what we're going to do here is we're going to start by choosing a primitive, just a ellipse tool. And I'm going to start by drawing his belly. So I'm going to click here in the center, hold down the Alt key, and that allows me to draw from the center out, and then I can just decide how fat I want his belly and get it exactly where I want it and release it.

Now, I can use free transform on that if I need to rotate it a little bit, or move it just to get it exactly where I want it. Now, I've done that, I can create a copy of it just by going back to the selection tool, and holding down the Alt key that allows me to drag a c...

Combining shapes and tools
Video duration: 5m 25s 2h 33m Intermediate

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Combining shapes and tools provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Angie Taylor as part of the Animated Character Design with Illustrator

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