Shape-builder tool not working in my first step of usage in Adobe Illustrator

New Here ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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Hi... I hope you may help me in this problem.

 

I installed Adobe Illustrator in my pc and started with a project as my first step. But I am facing an issue with the Shape-builder Tool. As I click on the tool, it shows a single arrow with a prohibit symbol at the bottom.

Though the cursor was not visible while taking the screenshot, it is difficult for me to operate wuth the tool in my project and thatalso in my first stage.

 

If you kindly solve this matter then I will grateful for that.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021
In your image, we don't see your circles selected. Are you trying this while having the Objects selected on which you want to use the shape builder tool?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021
Use the Selection Tool (V) and select the circles. Then switch to the Shape Builder Tool (Shift M).

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Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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In your image, we don't see your circles selected. Are you trying this while having the Objects selected on which you want to use the shape builder tool?

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Jul 04, 2021 Jul 04, 2021

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Yes you cannot see them. As I told here already that the cursor is showing like that after clicking shape builder tool. Definitely, it will become hard for me to process it out. And I am a beginner, so I don't have any experience with this.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 04, 2021 Jul 04, 2021

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Select some objects first.

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Jul 04, 2021 Jul 04, 2021

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I selected many times but all went in vain.

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Jul 04, 2021 Jul 04, 2021

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Your screendump says No Selection.

No Selection means No Shape Builder, because that only works with selections.

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New Here ,
Jul 04, 2021 Jul 04, 2021

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Then what should I do to disable no selection?

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Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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Use the Selection Tool (V) and select the circles.

Then switch to the Shape Builder Tool (Shift M).

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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Ok... Let me watch... Then I'll reply back...

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New Here ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Yes it worked... Thank you so much.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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dude! try to update it to the latest version!

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Jul 04, 2021 Jul 04, 2021

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How can I update it? Will you instruct me?

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Good to hear we could help.

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