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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. Rotate tool is one of those indispensable tools which you 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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