Using Pathfinder to Unite and Divide Shapes in Illustrator
Pathfinder confuses many people in Illustrator. This quick video tutorial will show you how to use Pathfinder to unite (merge) and divide (break apart or cutout) multiple overlapping shapes.
You will learn:
- How to merge Shapes together with Pathfinder Unite (00:23)
- How to cut shapes apart with Pathfinder Divide (01:30)
- How to cut shapes out of other shapes (called compound paths in Illustrator) with Pathfinder > Exclude to cutout button holes for your fashion flats (3:04)
- How to use Pathfinder exclude to create a zipper pull for fashion flat sketches (5:05)