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.Continue Reading
Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest was first run in the year 2006 and is organized every year by Wikimedia Commons Foundation which is a part of Wikipedia. It selects some of the best images from the featured images of Wikipedia’s Wikimedia Commons database which is a online repository of free use images, sounds and videos. The competition is open to everyone and the winner is decided 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 on Wikipedia fall under this category and are free for sharing if you giver proper attribution to the original creators.Continue Reading
Lens flare is an optical phenomenon which is caused when the light enters the camera at a particular angle. If you have ever taken photos outdoor with a bright light source, like the sun or a flashlight in the front of the camera, then you may have encountered a lens flare in your photos.Continue Reading
Google Maps is one of the most popular mapping services which offers satellite imagery and street maps with aerial and 360° panoramic street view. Google Maps also helps in route planning and getting driving directions with real time traffic information which helps you to find the best route to your destination.Continue Reading
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.