- It's no secret that the Shape Builder tool is…probably my favorite tool in all of Illustrator.…And now, the Shape Builder tool…has gotten a very cool enhancement…that makes it even better.…And in this movie I'm gonna show you exactly what that is.…So traditionally with the Shape Builder tool,…in order to combine shapes together, you had to…use the Shape Builder tool in a very linear fashion.…You would click and drag on a line and depending…on whether or not you were holding down the Option key,…or Alt key, things would be subtracted or added, etcetera.…Now, the Shape Builder tool actually allows you…to do freeform drawing, which makes it…super easy to create very complex illustrations.…
So, let's go ahead and grab the Shape Builder tool…here for a second, and I'm gonna bring it out here…onto the screen, and you're gonna notice that…by default I can't really do anything, and that's because…I don't have any objects selected on screen.…With the Shape Builder tool selected though,…I can temporarily envoke the selection tool…
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Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2015. What changed?
A: We added 5 movies covering the fall 2015 updates to Illustrator CC, including Creative Cloud Libraries enhancements, dynamic controls, and enhanced Smart Guides.
Q: This course was updated on 06/21/2016. What changed?
A: We added one new chapter to cover the June 2016 updates to Illustrator CC, including artboard and asset export, Live Shapes, Adobe Stock, and access to mobile projects.