The New Illustrator Join Tool

I’m happy to feature this guest Illustrator tutorial from Sew Heidi! In practically no time at all you’ll learn to use the Illustrator Join Tool, a great new feature that is sure to save you lots of time and frustration. Sew Heidi explains what you need to know about joining in her clear and concise style, enjoy! – Laura

The latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 came with a few new tools, one of the most exciting being the Join Tool – a brand new feature that will make joining anchor points much quicker and easier than it used to be!  Don’t fight with overlapping points that result in knots, or be frustrated with gaps in paths anymore.  Learn how to use the Illustrator Join Tool with this quick video tutorial by fashion tech evangelista Sew Heidi, founder of Illustrator Stuff, an online marketplace for fashion flat templates.

If you want to reflect objects quickly as shown in the video (around 1:00 in), here’s the shortcut: with the Reflect Tool (O)opt/alt click on the desired axis of reflection (the center front of the fashion sketch in this video) to launch the Reflect dialog box and be sure to choose Copy (instead of Ok).

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