Cropping images with a mask


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Cropping images with a mask

When you're working with images inside of your layout, you may find that sometimes you want to crop those images. Unfortunately, Illustrator itself does not allow you to edit any pixels. So there is no way to cut off pixels from a file. However, you can use a method inside of Illustrator called masking to control what parts of image can or cannot be seen. Let's take a look at how we do that. I'll start off a blank new document and I'll go to the File menu and let's place a picture on our page. I'll choose Place, navigate to Chapter 15 in the exercise files, and let's go ahead and choose this one over here called surf_sign.psd. I could use a linked image at this point right now and choose Place and when I have the image selected, we already know that I have certain buttons available to me. For example the ability to embed our image, to edit the original and to do Live Trace, all these things, which we've already explored.

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Cropping images with a mask
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Cropping images with a mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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