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Learn How To Create Holes In Shapes and more - Illustrator beginners tutorial

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#1 Hampmir

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:21 PM

I have made a lot of tutorials focusing on beginners. I see that a lot of beginners are struggeling with the pathfinder tool, and dont know how to make "holes" in their design, and instead they end up just putting a white shape where the holes should be, which is not the right way to design logos and more. I hope i can clear up some of the confusion about the pathfinder tool, about creating holes and all the other functions the pathfinder tool provides.

 

Please tell me if this video helps you, or if you guys want me to do more of these kind of videos. I love helping people learn graphic design.

https://youtu.be/-L0...afe-tB2C-SbW1JL


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#2 weiesnbach

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:39 AM

I use the shapebuilder by  default, and the pathfinder for more complex shapes,  but you are 100% correct that  dropping a white circle over the design  is a VERY-VERY bad practice to  get into.  I worked at a sign  shop  for a few years, and once you understand how to  design  for a vinyl  plotter it becomes incredibly obvious why dropping a white circle over the design is bad practice.   

...another pet peeve of mine is using a mask,  same thing as dropping a circle over the top,  you are not actually creating a usable path, in fact,  you adding more paths than  you actually need. 

Kudos  for the tutorial. 

-J



#3 Flany

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:29 AM

I have made a lot of tutorials focusing on beginners. I see that a lot of beginners are struggeling with the pathfinder tool, and dont know how to make "holes" in their design, and instead they end up just putting a white shape where the holes should be, which is not the right way to design logos and more. I hope i can clear up some of the confusion about the pathfinder tool, about creating holes and all the other functions the pathfinder tool provides.

 

Please tell me if this video helps you, or if you guys want me to do more of these kind of videos. I love helping people learn graphic design.

https://youtu.be/-L0...afe-tB2C-SbW1JL

That's what I'm looking for. Thank you for sharing! So useful







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