Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video The Pathfinder panel, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
See this moon, how did we easily create that and how do we cut off this star …bursting all the other need things that we can do with paths. …How do we do that? Well we were going to learn in this …lesson how to take shapes, overlap them, move them around and then using this …pathfinder technology, chop 'em down into these smaller little bits so that we get …a whole new end result. Let's go to our Pathfinder Start here, …and let's do something really basic, let's create the moon. …Well, it's really simple, we're going to start with an ellipse. …And I'm going to draw a circle, holding the Shift key down, so that I get a nice …constrained circle. There you go.…
Now I'm going to draw a second circle over it. …Now, if you can visualize what you want the moon to look like, because right now …I'm using the top shape. I'm visualizing a cookie cutter. …And so what's left is going to be this shape. …Right in here. So with my black arrow I'm going to …select that, hold my shift key down and select that. …
- Creating shapes and lines
- Modifying paths
- Transforming objects
- Using Illustrator's brushes
- Creating your own brushes
- Fun with text
- Understanding layers, groups, and sublayers
- Working with photos and other art
- Placing Illustrator files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Vector Data
2. What Is Illustrator?
3. Fun with Shapes
Creating shapes12m 18s
4. The Humble Line Tool: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds
5. Illustrator Kindergarten
Drawing tools16m 56s
6. Modifying Your Paths
7. You've Made a Path, Now What?
8. This Isn't Your Average Brush Tool
9. Time for Some Words
10. Working with Your Art Gets Easier with Layers
11. Bringing in Photos and Other Graphics for More Fun
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