Create Perfect Dashed-Line Circles in Adobe Illustrator

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From time-to-time I need to create a circle with a dashed outline in my icon designs. The problem is that when I create the dashed line in Adobe Illustrator using the Stroke palette, the dashes do not work out evenly so I end up with partial dashes or overlapping dashes where the circle begins and terminates. In this short article I will show you how to calculate the dash and gap values to create perfect dashed lines every time.

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Better Icon Design in 6 Easy Steps

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When I review icons submitted to Iconfinder, I have a responsibility to our designers and to our customers to make sure all premium icons on the site are the highest possible quality. But the difference between “not quite good enough” and “premium quality” is often very small and usually involves minimal changes. In this article I have distilled my design guidelines into Six Easy Steps to Better Icon Design. The steps follow the basics of sound icon design and should be seen as a guide, not a dogmatic rule book. The savvy designer knows when he or she can break the rules for the greatest benefit.

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Flashback to Icon Salon 2015

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October 15th marks a happy day, when the first ever design conference exclusively for icon designers was held by Iconfinder. The event took place at The Old Rubber Factory in Amsterdam and gathered designers from around Europe and The United States in order to celebrate icon design, network, and learn from some of the most experienced pros in the industry.

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10 new spooky icon sets for Halloween

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Halloween is just around the corner and 170 million people in North America are celebrating this annual holiday. It’s a good opportunity to send out a newsletter, blog posts and campaign with a spooky Halloween theme. We have collected 10 amazing icon sets with hundreds of high quality vector icons that you can use.

As a special treat, we are giving you 50% discount on the first month of your new Iconfinder Pro subscription. Just put in “halloween” as the promotional code when you sign up.

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