This video demonstrates how to create a simple vector art illustration in Adobe Illustrator using the Pathfinder & Unite feature. Also shown is the path – divide objects below feature to cut a shape.
It’s important to understand how to manipulate shapes in Adobe Illustrator to succeed in designing your own vector art. By dividing and uniting shapes, you can create a multitude of custom designs.
Demonstration was done in Adobe Illustrator CS4, however the basic concepts are the same for recent versions of Illustrator.
Video created using Cam Studio (http://camstudio.org)