Simple Techniques for Building Complex Shapes in Illustrator

Monday, 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Logos, infographics, and simple vector illustrations are best created in Illustrator, but for some, using the pen tool and creating detailed drawings from scratch is daunting. In this fast paced session, Laurie Ruhlin will lead you through panels, tools and menu commands you may not realize can help you create your next stunning logo or illustration from a few simple shapes.
We’ll explore:

  • Shape Builder Tool — tips to merge and extract shapes, and control the fill color
  • Pathfinder Panel — combine objects, permanently vs. how to keep it editable
  • Add, Delete & Simplify Anchor points on a shape — tips and tricks
  • Split an object perfectly into multiple shapes
  • Tips for a great trace