Category Archives: DESIGN

How to Rotate an Object with the Rotate tool in Illustrator

Rotating an object around a circle or a reference point in Adobe Illustrator without using the rotate tool is a difficult task to accomplish. Most beginners in Illustrator, at some point in their learning curve have to discover or learn to use the rotate tool. It’s one of those indispensable tools which you will need if you want to place objects around a circle or around a central reference point, like the spokes of a wheel.

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What is a Clipping Mask in Illustrator? How to use Clipping Masks

A clipping mask in Illustrator is a vector mask that masks the object or a group of objects which lay below it and just shows the area which is inside its boundary or path. Clipping masks allow you to easily hide the areas of an object or group of objects without actually editing or deleting the unwanted areas of that object or group. The following image would help you better understand what a clipping mask in Illustrator actually does.

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Some Amazing Pictures from Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons – Picture of the Year Contest was first run in the year 2006 and is organized every year by Wikimedia Commons Foundation. The competition is open to everyone and the winner is decided by the votes of the participants and Wikipedia users. The images have to be shared under Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license. Most images uploaded on Wikipedia fall under this category and are free for sharing if you give proper attribution to the original creators.

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Most Popular free fonts from Google for Web and Print

Google Fonts is a web font database which was launched by Google in the year 2010. All the fonts in Google Font database are free and published under the SIL Open font license 1.1 and Apache License. These open source licenses allow Google Fonts to be used on any website, whether it’s personal or commercial.  This means, you can safely use Google Fonts without worrying about their licensing.

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