Creating Basic Shapes in Illustrator

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In this Adobe Illustrator CS6 Quick Tip we’ll take a look the Shape Tools. This will include the Rectangle Tool, Rounded Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool, Polygon Tool, Star Tool and the Flare Tool. We will also learn how the directional up and down keys can add and subtract anchor points to the Star Tool and the Polygon Tool for faster productivity.

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