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How to Create Polygons with Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create polygons with Adobe Illustrator from expert Will "Focus" Dubois in this Howcast video.

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This is How You Create Polygons in Adobe Illustrator.

So, we're going to go over to our Tools Panel and we're going to look at the Rectangle Tool.

Everybody basically knows what a polygon is. It's pretty much a shape with corners.

So, we're just going to click. We're going to drag out. We have a rectangle.

Now you can actually change of the type of shape or polygon that you want to work with.

There's actually a Polygon Tool that's under here. If you click and hold down on the Shape Area you'll notice that that's when this Menu pops up.

So you click that tool, and you open it up. And as you click and you drag, you'll notice the shape will actually change. Bigger. Smaller. So you can make them different sizes.

In addition to that, you'll notice if you click and drag, and if you hit the Up or Down Arrow on your keyboard, you'll notice that you can add different points to your polygon.

So you're not limited to just certain amount of shapes, just like 5 sides or 6 sides. You can specify the number you want.

So you can, as you know, the more points you add on the polygon, the more rounded it's going to become.

The least you can add are just 2 in addition to the already existing 1, so you'll get a triangle.

In addition to that, if you were to add a ton of points to the polygon, you'll notice if you hold it down, it will eventually almost resemble a circle, and then you'll notice that you have a ton of points on the actual polygon itself.

And that is how you work with polygons in Adobe Illustrator.

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