## Want to simplify a complex shape in Illustrator?

When working within Adobe Illustrator you may run into complex shapes (that have a lot of points).

Simplifying a shape like this will make it easier to work with, and will help Illustrator run more smoothly.

So, how do you simplify the number of points in a shape. Here's a quick solution!

**Here's how to do it:**

**With the Document Window**

- Open your Illustrator project file
- Select or create the shape you want to simplify
- Right-click on the shape, and choose "
**Simplify**" - Adjust the complexity level of the shape and total number of points using the slider option

**From the Menu Bar**

- Open your Illustrator project file
- Select or create the shape you want to simplify
- From the top Menu Bar, choose
**Object**>**Path**>**Simplify** - Adjust the complexity level of the shape and total number of points using the slider option