Adobe Illustrator: Give the Pen Tool a Day Off

Hayden Aube, Illustrator & Designer

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7 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

      1:26
    • Pathfinder

      9:08
    • Live Shapes & Corners

      5:55
    • Strokes

      4:22
    • Warp, Distort & Transform

      8:57
    • Challenge

      1:35
    • Bonus: Project Demo

      9:04

About This Class

The Pen Tool is one of the most powerful components to any vector editing software—and Adobe Illustrator is no exception. Sometimes however, its use can be quite time-consuming. That's where this class comes in.

There are countless ways to create shapes and paths in Adobe Illustrator that have nothing to do with the pen tool. Oftentimes the solutions are quicker, easier and look better than if you actually did it by hand.

Enroll today and learn how the majority of my illustrations, despite containing shapes ranging from the geometric to organic, are built with little to no use of the pen tool!

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Hey, just wanted to say BIG thank you for this class! I've learned a lot. Teachers like you are the reason I'm not leaving Skillshare!
I am a beginner and these tips were so incredibly useful, I had no idea you could do some of this stuff! I recommend watching this before trying other illustrator projects.
very good course

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Hayden Aube

Illustrator & Designer

Hey Skillshare!

Hayden here and I am an illustrator, designer and most importantly to you, teacher!

in my freelance work I am constantly hunting for the actions that will have me producing my best work possible--I assure you it's no easy feat. That's why my primary goal in all of these classes isn't to give you just any old information, but only the information that's going to make the biggest difference in your work. Think of it as optimizing your artistic development ;)

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