Clipping artwork with masks


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Clipping artwork with masks

We know that when we're working with images, we can use the special Mask command inside of Illustrator to very quickly and easily crop a photograph. However, it only does so by using a rectangular shape. Many times, you might want to create a mask that's of a different shape, or alternatively, you might want to create a mask for not just an image, but also for vector artwork. To do that, we're going to use the Clipping Mask command inside of Illustrator. Say, for example, I would like to create a circle, and I want to see the photograph through this circle shape.

Well, the first thing I need to do is first create that vector shape. So, I'm going to go to my Tools panel here. I'm going to select the Ellipse tool, and I'll move my cursor right about over here and hold down the Option key or the Alt key on Windows, to drag out my circle from the center. Because I want it to be a perfect circle, I'll also hold down the Shift key, great! So I'll draw a circle abo...

Clipping artwork with masks
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Clipping artwork with masks provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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