Illustrator – Shape Builder Tool



If you want to create a random shape, then the shapebuilder tool might be the best way to go about it.
You can merge 2 shapes together, cut out bits and trim stuff.


shapebuilder tool

Holding down ALT & dragging across a shape with the shapebuilder tool will delete that object.

Remember to select the shapes that you are editing, with the selection tool, before using the shapebuilder tool

shapebuilder tool


shape builder

Stupid Mistake I made doing the flower – I didn’t overlap the circles, so the shape builder tool wouldn’t merge them.

The intersection of 2 circles make great leaves



You can also use thin rectangles to make lines: