Make Paths Fast & Easy

Course description

Live Corners is hands down the BEST feature to come from Adobe Illustrator CC. What might seem like a simple little perk at first quickly becomes an incredibly versatile, time-saving tool when you dig deeper.

Join me in this quick class as I walk through the many uses that can come from Live Corners and demonstrate how they can be applied just about anywhere :)

Please note that these techniques require Adobe Illustrator CC

What You'll learn

  • All the ways you can work with Illustrator's Live Shapes feature
  • A workflow for combining Live Corners with the Pen Tool that creates smoother paths at a quicker pace
  • Examples of these techniques applied to real illustration work


There are two parts to your assignment in this class.

  1. Download the attached document and trace all six sketches using the technique from the class.
  2. Create an illustration/design using at least three of the live corner techniques covered in this class.

Course outline

Lesson 1: Live Shapes

Learn all about the different features that are available with the Live Shapes feature in Adobe Illustrator CC.

Lesson 2: Creating organic shapes

Learn how to combine the Pen Tool and Live Shapes to not only make smoother looking paths, but to do it in record time.

Lesson 3: Applying live corners

Learn the many ways that the techniques you have learned can be applied.

Lesson 4: Wrapping up

Close off the class by recapping what was covered and getting an opportunity to employ what you've learned through the class project.

About the teacher

Hayden Aube is a designer-turned-illustrator with an obsession for how we learn. Having made many big transitions in his life and career, Hayden now channels his time into helping other artists get where they want to be. This means tutorials, coaching and several community-based initiatives. To stay sharp, Hayden maintains a freelance illustration business, creates a variety of personal projects and is always enrolled in an online or in-person course himself.

This was the most helpful Illustrator class I have watched! Thank you, this will save so much time.
— Angela Nimmo
This is such an awesome class that changed the way I use Illustrator in under 15 minutes. Which is kind of crazy to think about!
— Amanda Sternklar
Short. Quick. Easy learn. Just what I needed.
— Katlyn Carrion

This course and many more for just $9/month

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