4. Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths

Lesson overview

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

  • Cut with the Scissors tool.

  • Join paths.

  • Work with the Knife tool.

  • Outline strokes.

  • Work with the Eraser tool.

  • Create a compound path.

  • Work with the Shape Builder tool.

  • Work with Pathfinder effects to create shapes.

  • Work with the Reshape tool.

  • Edit strokes with the Width tool.


This lesson will take about 45 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 ...

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