Today I was told to create a shopping basket in adobe illustrator and was given a set of steps to help me do so. The first thing I did was create a trapezium shape with the pen tool and chose a colour to fill it, I then created a row of circles using the ellipse tool and copy pasted them a few times to make a smaller trapezium shape of circles. With the pathfinder tool I punched the circles through the larger trapezium creating a shape that looks like this:
I then made a handle for the basket using the pen tool to make a rectangle and then curving the edges. The ellipse tool was used to create the small circle that acts as a bolt to hold the basket and the handle together.
After that I started to fill the basket with fruit we have made in a separate illustrator tutorial.