How do I use the Shape Builder tool in Illustrator?

What does the shape builder tool do in Adobe Illustrator?

The Shape Builder tool (New!) 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 I use the shaper tool in Illustrator 2020?

Using the Shaper tool (drawing shapes)

  1. In Illustrator, from the Toolbox, click the Shaper tool (Shift+N).
  2. In the document, draw a shape. For example, draw a rough representation of a rectangle, circle, ellipse, or triangle or other polygon.
  3. The shape you draw is converted into a crisp geometric shape.

Where is the shape Builder tool?

Select the Shape Builder tool from the Tools panel or press Shift+M.

Why is my shape builder tool not working illustrator?

There is probably a very small gap in there. Double click on the shape builder tool icon. This opens up options for the tool, enable gap detection and you should be good to go.

Is there a Shape Builder tool in affinity designer?

Yes and no. You can warp text and shapes in Affinity Designer, but there is no ‘warp’ tool. To warp text, you can select the pen tool, draw a squiggly line, then select the text tool and mouse over that line and press left click.

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