Boolean Operations

Boolean operation is the process of creating new shapes by adding, subtracting, excluding and intersecting two or more basic shapes. In this tutorial we will cover all four Boolean operations while covering the process of drawing abstract illustration. Download the accompanying file of abstract illustration to preview shapes created with Boolean operations.

Boolean operations in simpler terms:

  • Exclude operation removes overlapping parts and creates a single object.
  • Subtract operation cuts out the overlapping parts from the lower object.
  • Intersect operation creates an object from overlapping parts only.
  • Union operation unites objects into a single one.