Obvious In Hindsight
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Posts Tagged ‘ellipse tool

Illustrator: Cutting out a shape or a path

January 8, 2010

Cutting out a shape or a path from a background For the purposes of this explanation, we have a larger image upon which a shape (rectangle tool, ellipse tool etc.) or path (drawn using the pen tool) is overlayed and whatever of the larger image falls outside the perimeter of the said shape or path is to be […]

Illustrator: Can’t find ellipse (circle) tool

January 8, 2010

In Photoshop, the ellipse (circle) tool can be found by right clicking the rectangle tool in the tool panel. Illustrator, as with many things in comparison to Photoshop, is slightly different. Simply left click and hold for the ellipse (circle) tool to appear. You can then select it. Everything’s obvious in hindsight, eh?