Using the Pathfinder effects


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Using the Pathfinder effects

When it comes to performing path calculations like subtracting objects from each other or adding them to each other, we find that the Pathfinder functions are incredibly helpful. But you may also notice that if you go to the Effect menu inside of Illustrator you will see that the Pathfinder functions also appear as live effects. And you may ask yourself, when would I ever want to apply a Pathfinder effect as a live effect? Well, let me show you an example of where that might come handy. I actually have some artwork here. It's the Groundswell logo and just a regular group of objects here and maybe I want to create some kind of an outline around this.

Now we have already explored some of the functions like for example Offset Path that would help us to create such an outline. Let's perform all these as live effects and see how they can be applied. I'm going to click on this logo right here, this group, move it over just to the side here and we can open up the all-important App...

Using the Pathfinder effects
Video duration: 4m 18s 9h 42m Intermediate

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Using the Pathfinder effects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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Illustrator
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