Complex Illustrations

Grid, Guides, Info panel

Grid
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

options

Arrange Command

Layers

Hierarchy, Isolation mode

Perspective

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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