Complex Illustrations

Grid, Guides, Info panel

Menu: View > Grid
Shortcut: (PC: Control+" Mac: Command+")

Guides, Smart Guides, Measure tool, Info Panel

Combine Objects

Pathfinder, Compound Shapes, Compound Paths, Shape Modes, Pathfinder Effects

Grouping and Ungrouping

Shape Builder Tool

Divide a Circle into equal parts

Pencil Tool

Pencil options fidelity, etc.

Direction Lines and direction points

Navigator Panel


Arrange Command


Hierarchy, Isolation mode


Theory, Perspective Grid, Objects, text and symbols

Trace Artwork

image trace, raster to vector, the panel, options path, corner, noise reduction

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