Illustrator Basics: The Shape Builder Tool

Dylan Mierzwinski, Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

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8 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

      0:24
    • Class Project

      0:36
    • Working in Pieces

      5:48
    • Extracting and Combining

      5:46
    • Trimming

      3:32
    • Strokes

      5:40
    • Thank You!

      0:19
    • Bonus! Time-lapse of Ernie the Excitable

      2:18
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About This Class

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This class is the first in a new Illustrator Basics series and covers how to combine, extract, and trim shapes all with the single, powerful shape builder tool! Your Illustrator workflow will never be the same, kiss the various and often confusing pathfinder functions goodbye.

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Holy Heck! This is one of the most useful AI Classes I've viewed here. :D This just opened a whole world of how to do things.
Maryanne Palag

Learn all the things!

Very helpful. Going to have to watch it again - very speedy delivery! - but just what i need to know. And not schmaltzy which is good (English person here).
Straight to the point and useful.

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Dylan Mierzwinski

Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

My name's Dylan and I'm a strange combination of creative endeavors. From mixing cereals and making sand art as a kid, to graphic design, illustration, sewing, and general craft enthusiasm as an adult, creating and making beautiful things has not only been my constant, but an obsession. With an everlasting love of learning and trying things with my own hands, I've found joy in sharing what I've learned along the way in my six years as a professional graphic designer turned ill...

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