Using the Shape Builder tool


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Using the Shape Builder tool

In the previous movie we discussed how to create more complex shapes by utilizing something called the Pathfinder panel. In this movie, I'm going to take that one step further and show you a method that's even easier, and also a lot more visual, for creating complex shapes with very little effort. So I've got the same file open here. I'm going to close the Pathfinder panel because I don't need it anymore, and I'm going to start building this robot the same way I did before, but this time I'm only going to use one tool. I don't even need to open up a panel. I'm going to use something called the Shape Builder tool, and the easy way to use the Shape Builder tool is to press Shift and the letter M on your keyboard, or you can find this icon right here, Shape Builder tool. With the Shape Builder tool selected, when you first bring it out on the canvas, if you don't have anything selected, you're going to notice that you're not able to...

Using the Shape Builder tool
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Using the Shape Builder tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator for Web Design

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Design Web
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Illustrator
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