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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!

405 of 406 students recommendSee All

Loved the class, very thorough and straight forward. I will still probably struggle a lot with my own project! Very new to Illustrator so just trying to think up what forms to create to end up with the shape I want is hard. I will try my best though, and hopefully something will stick and make more sense over time :)
Showed me a lot of things I was making with the pen tool that can be made with these tips faster and will look better.
Carissa Wesson

Communication Designer

I always struggle while trying to make something with the pen tool, this class showed me a new an easier way

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Hayden Aube

Illustrator & Designer

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

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 information, but only the information that's going to make the biggest difference in your work. Think of it as optimizing your artistic development ;)

So if you're looking to level up your skills in...

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