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How to Cut a Shape in Adobe Illustrator

When you need to cut a shape in Adobe Illustrator, there are multiple ways to do it. Illustrator comes with various dedicated tools for this task. In this article, we'll learn seven different ways to cut a shape in Illustrator. Before we start with the tutorial, let's look at the tools we're going to use for cutting shapes in Illustrator. ...

How to Add Fonts to Adobe Illustrator

Fonts play a significant role in graphic design. The fonts and typefaces you choose can make your design stands out. A good font can lead your design to achieve a strong visual appeal. And a poor choice of fonts may lead to failure in balancing the design, the audience, and the product. It's not always about choosing a beautiful aesthetic font,...

What are Artboards in Adobe Illustrator?

In Adobe Illustrator, artboards are the canvas or your workspace where all your design works are done and displayed. Illustrator helps you stay organized by dividing your workspace into multiple artboards. Artboards in Illustrator can be compared to a piece of paper where we draw objects using pen or pencils. In Illustrator, you can use multiple...

Best 1950s Fonts for Authentic Mid-Century Designs

The 1950s were a special era. It was a time when a range of designs were introduced, especially when it comes to typography and commercial designs. The modern design of the day in the '50s became the retro vibes of the 21st century that are still used today. These 1950s fonts help graphic designers create vintage designs with a genuine, authentic...

How to Duplicate a Layer in Adobe Illustrator

When you're working in Adobe Illustrator, you may need multiple layers. And when we're talking about having multiple layers, it's easy to confuse layers with artboards. However, duplicating layers and duplicating artboards are not the same. You can have multiple artboards (or canvases) in Illustrator, but you can create multiple layers on a single artboard....

How to add a Drop Shadow in Adobe Illustrator

Drop shadows add depth and give your designs a unique look. Using a drop shadow effect in Adobe Illustrator will help you refine the details and make your designs pop. You can add drop shadows to text or any object in Adobe Illustrator. Adding it to your text is a great way to make it stand out from its background. How to Add a Drop Shadow...

How to Change the Background Color in Adobe Illustrator

The background plays a significant role in making a design pop. As a designer, changing the background color is something you'll probably do frequently when working in Adobe Illustrator. There are several ways to change the background color in Illustrator. In this article, we'll learn how to change the background color in Illustrator quickly...

How to Make and Use Opacity Masks in Adobe Illustrator

If you've ever downloaded one of my free sets of buttons or web page elements, you might notice that I use a lot of opacity masks in my Illustrator files. I do this for several reasons. The reasons may be obvious, but I would like to clarify how to use these (opacity masks) and why. An opacity mask is essentially a mixture of a clipping...

How to Crop in Adobe Illustrator

Cropping images. This may seem like something so simple, but the actual process is a little complicated. But don’t worry, because here I've outlined three of the simplest and most effective methods of cropping images in Adobe Illustrator. Now the first thing to understand is that two different types of images can be cropped. The first type of...

What is Rasterize in Illustrator and When To Do It?

Taking a vector image and converting it to a raster image is called rasterization. Raster images are made up of pixels, dots, and lines that are combined and displayed together to form an image. Rendering 3D models with rasterization is common, as it is faster than other rendering methods. Likewise, raster images are often used on websites. Rasterizing...

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