Create Complex Objects with Simple Shapes in Illustrator

If you’ve ever used Pathfinder in Illustrator to divide or unite shapes and threw your hands up feeling frustrated, you’re not alone.

Introducing…the Shape Builder Tool

Released in CS5, this tool blows Pathfinder out of the water. It’s more intuitive, user friendly, and it just plain works! This quick video tutorial shows how to use Shape Builder to draw a belt buckle using only basic shapes. If you’re ready to breakup with the Pathfinder tool, now’s the time – promise.


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