By Andrei Stefan

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

The Shape Builder Tool

Creating shapes in Illustrator can sometimes become an unintuitive process, especially if you’re doing it using Pathfinder’s Shape Modes.

Luckily for us, Adobe has come up with the Shape Builder Tool, which lets us achieve a higher level of creativity using just a couple of clicks, as you’ll see in the following video.

A Bit More Detail

Learn more about Adobe Illustrator on Envato Tuts+:

  • Advantages of Using the Clipping Mask Over the Pathfinder Panel
  • Layers vs. Artboards: Comparing the Methods for Exporting Icon Packs
  • How to Create Pixel Perfect Artwork Using Adobe Illustrator

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained in 60 seconds!

Read more here:: Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Shape Builder Tool