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Illustrator Basics: The Shape Builder Tool

Dylan Mierzwinski, Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

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8 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

    • Class Project

    • Working in Pieces

    • Extracting and Combining

    • Trimming

    • Strokes

    • Thank You!

    • Bonus! Time-lapse of Ernie the Excitable

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About This Class


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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Not for the beginner, perhaps, but definitely for the novice who is interested in how to use graphic software. The presentation is clear and pointed me in the right directions.
Great explanation of how to use the Shape Builder Tool and examples of why it is useful. I will be using this tool from now on! Thank you!
This was great. You made it so simple to use. Thank you





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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