3. Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Create a new document.

  • Use tools and commands to create a variety of shapes.

  • Understand Live Shapes.

  • Create rounded corners.

  • Work with drawing modes.

  • Use Image Trace to create shapes.

  • Simplify paths.


This lesson will take about 60 minutes to complete. To get the lesson files used in this chapter, download them from the web page for this book at www.adobepress.com/IllustratorCIB2021. For more information, see “Accessing the lesson files and Web Edition” in the Getting Started section at the beginning of this book.

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