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josefina terrera
josefina terrera
16,506 Points

Shape builder -remove rectangle

At 0:55, she removes the rectangle that is no longer needed. How do I do that if all is still selected?

2 Answers

Mike Schaming
Mike Schaming
13,901 Points

Probably way late on this- however, when you use the Shape Builder Tool, you'll already need to have both shapes selected. Then, you'll notice as she drags her mouse over the different shapes, a checkered background appear. Option + Click to remove the checkered shape from your new shape.

  1. use Direct Selection Tool to select both shapes
  2. click on the Shape Builder Tool
  3. Option + Click to remove the part of the new shape (checkered background) you don't want.

You probably already have this, but maybe future students will have this question while watching the video.

Elena Tsyplyakova
Elena Tsyplyakova
3,565 Points

Thanks Mike. It helped me as well.