Learn all 6 Pathfinders in Adobe Illustrator step-by-step

Pathfinder

Welcome to the Pathfinder tutorial. In the last tutorial, we learned about Pathfinder Shape Modes. In this how-to, we’ll learn about the Pathfinders themselves. Where the Pathfinder Shape Modes tend to form new shapes—or subtract from them—Pathfinders tend to split shapes into paths. Confused? Take a look at the step-by-step guide to all 6 Pathfinders below.

Divide Pathfinder

Divide Pathfinder

Trim Pathfinder

Trim Pathfinder

Merge Pathfinder

Merge Pathfinder

Merge Pathfinder with three objects

Merge Pathfinder with three shapes

Crop Pathfinder

Crop Pathfinder

Outline Pathfinder

Outline Pathfinder

Minus Back Pathfinder

Minus Back Pathfinder

What about Pathfinder Shape Modes?

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