I'm learning Illustrator CC and right now I'm trying out the various tools in the Pathfinder window, and how they allow me to create shapes. Something that confuses me, is that they seem to be somehow similar, if not redundant. Examples:
- Minus Front vs Minus Back
- Intersect vs Crop
- Unite vs Merge
I feel like if I understood the difference between those tools, I'm a good deal closer to understanding Illustrator in general. Could someone explain to me:
- What is the difference between Intersect and Crop?
- Why is Minus Front in Shape Modes while Minus Back is in Pathfinders, if they are essentially the same tool? (Except that the who-cuts-who is reversed)