If you know the usage of pathfinder in Adobe Illustrator, you can make anything very quickly. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to draw a bird using the pathfinder tool that carry a piece of grass in his mouth. Here is the image that we are going to create now:
The making process is not very easy. Here are the fundamental techniques that I use to get the final result:
- Pencil tool: I use this tool for drawing the draft shape of the bird.
- Pen tool: I use the pen tool for eliminating the unnecessary Anchor point.
- Anchor point tool: After removing unnecessary anchor points I use this tool for smoothing the shape.
- Intersect button: I use the intersect button to get the perfect shape. This button is working like a clipping mask of Adobe Photoshop. You can only use this technique with 2 overlapping shapes. You need to copy the backward shape one time to get the exact result.
Tools that I use to complete the project:
- Adobe Photoshop.
- Graphics tablet.
You may wonder how I draw as like as a paper and pen. Actually, I use a graphics tablet to get this result.
In this tutorial, I hope you learn how to use pathfinder tools for your design work. Pathfinder is very easy and smart tools for creating, customizing and modifying any shape and illustration work.
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