Beginner Illustrator Tutorial using Shapes Pathfinder

Beginner Adobe Illustrator Tutorial using Shapes

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial using Shapes and Pathfinder

In this beginner Adobe Illustrator tutorial using shapes and the pathfinder panel through a fun step by step cartoon illustration. We will be using the ellipse tool, fills, pathfinder, and warp effects to complete this easy character.

Building with Shapes

Shapes are a great way of building your characters especially as you gain experience with blend, warp, shape builder, and pathfinder to create unique shapes.

Adding Warp Effects

We will be adding blend and warp effects to create more organic shapes within our cartoon characters to give you more building tools and options.

Pathfinder

Our goal is to simplify pathfinder in the next few step by step tutorials by practicing and going through as many different options to build up your confidence.

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial using Shapes and Pathfinder

Using Resource Folder

1. Place the anchor point guide into NEW illustrator document and scale to fit the 5″x 5″ artboard. In your layers menu select Template Layer. Create a New layer ABOVE IT for inking.

Building with Shapes

2. Shapes are a great way of building your characters especially as you gain experience with blend, warp, shape builder, and pathfinder to create unique shapes.

Learning Pathfinder

3. Our goal is to simplify pathfinder in the next few step by step tutorials by practicing and going through as many different options to build up your confidence.

Order: What's in front?

4. Minus Front and Intersect are the easiest to understand when the shape you are cutting is in front so you can see it.

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