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How to create custom shapes in Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create variable custom shapes using tips and shortcuts in Illustrator. Say “goodbye” to grueling pen-tool dragging and “hello” to powerful shortcuts that will save you time and achieve better-looking results for your projects.

Software Needed: Adobe Illustrator CC

Instructor: Jason Watson

A Pro Church Media University Original brought to you by Pro Church Media

What’s In This Tutorial

0:00 – Project Overview

0:41 – Creating a new artboard and starting your design

1:19 – Using simple shapes to create complicated objects

1:52 – How to easily round corners on a shape

3:23 – Creating highlights + shadows

4:45 – Using the shape builder tool  

7:25 – Creating the knob + getting your angles correct

10:03 – Creating the antennas (making parallel images)

13:10 – Making the WiFi symbol using Pathfinder + the arc effect 

14:50 – Expanding appearance to create a shape after using effects

16:04 – Final tips + customizing your Illustrator presets

Tutorial Info + Resources 

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How to create custom shapes in Illustrator
In this tutorial you will learn how to create variable custom shapes using tips and shortcuts in Illustrator. Say “goodbye” to grueling pen-tool dragging and “hello” to powerful shortcuts that will save you time and achieve better-looking results for your projects.

Software Needed: Adobe Illustrator CC

Instructor: Jason Watson

A Pro Church Media University Original brought to you by Pro Church Media

 

What’s In This Tutorial
  • 0:00 – Project Overview
  • 0:41 – Creating a new artboard and starting your design
  • 1:19 – Using simple shapes to create complicated objects
  • 1:52 – How to easily round corners on a shape
  • 3:23 – Creating highlights + shadows
  • 4:45 – Using the shape builder tool  
  • 7:25 – Creating the knob + getting your angles correct
  • 10:03 – Creating the antennas (making parallel images)
  • 13:10 – Making the WiFi symbol using Pathfinder + the arc effect 
  • 14:50 – Expanding appearance to create a shape after using effects
  • 16:04 – Final tips + customizing your Illustrator presets
Tutorial Info + Resources 

 

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