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
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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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One of my favorite classes as it shows how much one can do by utilizing basic shapes within Illustrator to make complex and wonderful illustrations. Hayden provides plenty of examples and takes his time walking you through how to accomplish things.
Great for beginners and a great refresher for those who love Illustrator but forget to use all the tools.
Shows innovative techniques in an easy to understand fashion. Very impressive.

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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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