Adobe Illustrator Functions

How to use the Pathfinder Tool to make a new shape

The Pathfinder tool can be used to combine and create new shapes.

Step 1

To begin, place 2 shapes on the page overlapping each other. Ensure that the pathfinder window is open (can be found in the Window tab).

Step 2

Click the Minus Front option, this will cut the front shape out of the back shape.