Illustrator 2020 and later actually provides two different Simplify functions. One is very basic, the other is more advanced and gives you more control. To get to the latter, choose the Simplify command and click on the More Options button. Options include Simplify Curve, Corner Point Angle Threshold, Auto-Simplify, and Retain My Last Settings and Directly Open This Dialog.
- [Instructor] All right, so here we are inside Illustrator, … looking at the very jagged version … of that custom Yew tree shape. … And so notice if I click on it with the black arrow tool, … that we're seeing a ton of anchor points. … And the reason I brought this shape back … is because Illustrator actually provides … two different simplify functions. … The one we saw in the previous movie is very basic, … just a single slider bar. … And the other, which we'll see in this movie, … is more advanced, but it also gives you more control. … And so I'll press Control + plus … or Command + plus on the Mac … to zoom in on this jagged outline. … And then I'll once again right-click … inside the document window … and choose the Simplify command. … And that's going to bring up that same single slider bar … that we saw before. … What you want to do now is click on this dot dot dot icon, … this ellipsis, which always indicates … that you're going to bring up a dialog box inside Illustrator. … And sure enough, here is Simplify revealed. …
- Creating custom shapes with a simple drag
- Combining custom shapes onto a single Photoshop layer
- Copying and pasting custom shapes
- Smoothing out jagged outlines with the Simplify command
- Creating your own custom shape with Image Trace
- Integrating custom shapes into vector-based artwork