Create Compound Shapes in Illustrator CS6


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Creating compound shapes

In addition to working with compound paths here inside of Illustrator, we can also work with compound shapes as well. In this movie, I'll be exploring the Pathfinder panel Shape Modes in order to give you a better understanding of how they work, and how you can use them in your workflow. The first thing I am going to do is draw two simple circles. We'll get to this artwork on my artboard in just a minute. I am going to take the Ellipse tool and I am just going to draw out a circle here, and I'll draw out a circle like that. And I am going to give both of them a blue color, and set that as their Stroke.

That way you can see everything that's going on. With those two circles selected, I am then going to go into the Pathfinder. Let's zoom in on this artwork just a little bit, so we get a better understanding. Once we have the shapes zoomed in, and we've got them both selected, I am going to utilize the Shape Modes here at the top. The first one is called Unite. When I c...

Creating compound shapes
Video duration: 4m 11s 8h 49m Beginner

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Creating compound shapes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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