Compounding vector shapes & strokes | Pathfinder tool – EP 16/19

Avatar Gareth David | February 8, 2018 1857 Views 0 Likes 5 On 1 Rating

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In this video , am going to demonstrate how we can take the vector drawing composition created in the previous video and compound it into a single flat vector.

There are many good reasons to use this technique. The main reason why we are going to compound our vector is to help us add colour to the artwork in the next tutorial.

In this video, I will be demonstrating how to use the compounded shape vector as a stencil.





00:01:17 - What does compounding a vector mean?
00:01:39 - Why compound vectors?
00:02:30 - How to compound vectors
00:06:30 - Using a compounded vector as a stencil




cmd (Ctrl PC) + C - Copy

cmd (Ctrl PC) + V - Paste





In this video tutorial, I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.



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