Navigate and Understand the Shape Builder Tool


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Working with the Shape Builder tool

Up until now, we have been relying on the Pathfinder feature to get our complex artwork created here inside of Illustrator. Now I am going to show you a way that's a little bit more visual, and a little bit more easy to use. It's called the Shape Builder tool, and it's a great way to create complex artwork without all the guesswork that's involved with the Pathfinder. You see, the thing that's a little bit confusing about the Pathfinder is that all those buttons aren't necessarily descriptive, and people get confused as to what they do. So people spend time clicking, seeing what it does, undoing, clicking, seeing what it does, undoing; it's very tedious.

But using the Shape Builder tool is a great way to visually create shapes, which probably appeals more to the designer anyway. I am going to zoom in on these circles in the bottom corner of the page, and when I zoom in on those, I am going to start using the Shape Builder to interact with them a little bit. In or...

Working with the Shape Builder tool
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Working with the Shape Builder tool 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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