Understanding why compound shapes exist


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Understanding why compound shapes exist

In the previous movie we learned the true meaning of something called the Shape Mode inside of Illustrator. We learned that we can create something called the compound shape inside of Illustrator which acts as some kind of a live Pathfinder object that I can consider to modify even after I perform mathematical functions like add, subtract, intersect and exclude. Now you may ask yourself, I kind of see the benefit of maybe having live objects but most of the times that I am drawing artwork, I pretty much know what I want to draw as I am working on it. So I usually want my artwork to be expanded and to create the shapes that I want to work on right now, I don't really worry about what I am going to need to change later on in the future.

Well, the reason why this feature exists is because it allows a situation to exist between Illustrator and its sister application called Photoshop. You see Photoshop also has the ability on some level to work with vector graphics and it does so using som...

Understanding why compound shapes exist
Video duration: 7m 32s 4h 39m Intermediate

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Understanding why compound shapes exist provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Drawing without the Pen Tool

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Design
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Illustrator
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