Adobe Illustrator: Give the Pen Tool a Day Off Premium class

Hayden Aube, Illustrator & Designer

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7 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

    • Pathfinder

    • Live Shapes & Corners

    • Strokes

    • Warp, Distort & Transform

    • Challenge

    • Bonus: Project Demo


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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Very clear and helpful! Thank you!!!
I've been using illustrator for years and am just now learning some of these tools thanks to this class. Mind blown! Thank you!!
Fantastic class. Very helpful advises! Got to know a lot new!
Marina Selezneva

Postcard Artist





Hayden Aube

Illustrator & Designer


After four years designing for agencies throughout Canada and the UK, Hayden has switched his focus to what got him into design in the first place—illustration.

Now, living in Toronto, Hayden teaches online classes to 1000’s of students, works as a freelance illustrator and puts an absurd amount of time into putting happy faces on inanimate objects. And when he isn’t creating art, you can find him practicing parkour, playing board games and burning through many a fantasy novel.

Hayden has been featured on Skillshare, Redbubble, 365 Awesome Designers, Stepping Stones, Student Voices and by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers.