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!

355 of 356 students recommendSee All

very good course
As a beginner, some of the things I learned here totally blew my mind. The width tool is going to make such a huge difference in my work! :D
There are very good tips given here that have helped me greatly and things that would take me a long time to learn on my own.

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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 ;)

So if you're looking to level up your skills in digital illustration, consider checking out my classes. I've gone to great lengths to keep them short and to the point so you can get the information quickly and jump to creating.

Enjoy!