How to create shapes in illustrator cs6

What are the basic tools for creating shapes in Illustrator?

There are six basic shape tools: Ellipse, Polygon, Star, Spiral, Rectangle, and Rounded Rectangle. To separate a group of tools from the toolbox, hold the pointer over the tool that appears in the toolbox and press the mouse button until the group of tools appears.

How do I make a pattern in Illustrator cs6?

Where is the Shape Builder tool in Illustrator?

Click the Selection tool on the Tools panel, and then select only the paths you want to merge to create a shape. Click the Shape Builder tool on the Tools panel.

How do I use the Shape Builder tool in Illustrator?

Select the Shape Builder tool and then click and drag across the selected shapes, as shown on the left in this figure. The selected shapes are combined into one shape, as shown on the right in figure. The Shape Builder tool also enables merging objects, breaking overlapping shapes, subtracting areas, and more.

What is Shape Builder tool?

The Shape Builder tool allows you to create complex objects by merging and erasing simpler objects. The Shape Builder tool selects edges and regions of an object, which can be merged or erased to form a new object.

How do you cut with shape builder tool?

Can you make your own pattern in Illustrator?

Create a pattern

When creating a pattern, you work in Pattern Editing mode. In Pattern Editing mode, the Pattern Options panel opens. You see a preview of the repeating pattern in the document window, and the pattern is saved as a pattern swatch in the Swatches panel.

How do you create a pattern?

How do you make an illustration pattern?

Create your own pattern swatch in 5 easy steps with Illustrator
  1. Arrange vector elements into a square. Go to View > Show Grid.
  2. Position your elements.
  3. Create an “invisible box”
  4. Drag it into the swatches panel.
  5. Voila + save.

How can I create a pattern?