Pathfinder: Design A Patch!

Jon Brommet, Graphic Designer

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6 Videos (45m)
    • Introduction

      1:29
    • Each Tool Explained

      8:36
    • Vectorizing Night Owl Patch Part 1

      16:12
    • Vectorizing Night Owl Patch Part 2

      14:45
    • Baseball Owl - Sketch To Vector

      3:23
    • Thank You!

      0:48

About This Class

The pathfinder panel contains some of the most important tools in Adobe Illustrator. They will allow you to quickly manipulate shapes, in order to get precise vector lines or curves, without the hassle! Although this class is stand-alone, it could also be considered part 2 to my last class The Pen Tool. Knowing how to use the pen tool, shapes, and the pathfinder panel will allow you to create essentially anything in Adobe Illustrator with ease.

In this class I will show you how to use each tool in the Pathfinder panel. Using those tools along with shapes are extremely easy to use and understand, so this class will be a breeze.

The project for this class is to create your own custom patch. Thanks to my good friends at Apple Metal3 lucky winners will receive 30 Patches with their design! You just have to cover shipping. So even if you are an expert at using the Pathfinder tools, feel free to enter the contest with your patch design anyway!

Enroll today! And don't forget to check out my other great classes as well!

57 of 57 students recommendSee All

Very informative, shed a new light on what I can actually do with Illustrator. Very fast for a beginner though.
Karolina Assi

Graphic & Website Designer

I took the pin class first and then this one. I've dabbled a slight bit in Illustrator over the years but never really got the hang of it. Now that I have a copy again I took these classes and they gave me a basis that stuck and I'm actually accomplishing things! The classes are short but there is so much good info, presented clearly and succinctly. Thanks so much, Jon!
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Oh boy, these things are always awkward. Should I talk about myself in the third person like an accomplished wordsmith who compliments my every trait? Or should I just keep it real? Do people still say keep it real? Oh uh, I think I already fucked this thing all up. Great, now I even swore. Good thing no one reads these things. Wait, what?

I think you already know this by now, but I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I graduated from a 3-year design college with honours in 2008. So I've been a full time designer since then. See what I did there? I didn't say I've been designing for 'X' amount of years, that way I never have to update this thing. Genius! 

I've been working full time since the day I graduated in a print, design, and sign shop in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario. It's tagline is "In the Heart of Muskoka". Muskoka was actually rated the number 1 place in the world for a summer vacation by National Geographic. Or something like that. No one said I'd need to fact check in my own bio!

I actually live in Barrie which is about an hour North of Toronto. Bracebridge is about an hour North of Barrie. What is this, a geography lesson? Moving on...

The beauty of being the only designer in a small print shop is it doesn't satisfy my need for creativity. That may sound like a negative, but it forces me to go home with a hunger to create. For this reason I freelance, illustrate, and teach on the side! So you could say I'm fairly busy. At least when I'm not napping. I should probably delete that last sentence. But I've got to wrap this thing up and get back to the grind. So there's no time to delete!

So that's basically that. If you want to get a-hold of me I'm on basically every social media thingamajig @JonBrommet. You can also check out my website at the link below.

Congrats if you made it to the end of this train wreck! Also, see a doctor. You probably have one of those obsessive compulsive disorders where you need to finish things. Like reading a terrible bio.

Seriously though, check out my classes. You'll love them like your mother. Also, I promise not to try and be funny, I just keep it real! Seriously though, do people still say that?

- Jon Brommet