Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Enhanced clipping masks, part of Illustrator CS4 New Features.
If you've ever tried masking objects with Illustrator in the past, you've…already found the process to be very difficult. For example, even though…objects were not able to be seen inside of Illustrator, masked objects were still…able to be selected. That made it very difficult to work with multiple objects.…For example, if I were to mask this artwork inside of this surfboard up here,…even though the artwork would be clipped at this point over here, where it'd only be…visible until here, I would still be able to select that artwork by clicking…somewhere over here, which always made it difficult to work on this object.…Basically, anybody who worked with a lot of masks before inside of Illustrator…went through the process of locking and unlocking objects all day long. Well,…now inside of Illustrator CS4, the clipping mask behavior has been greatly…improved, so much so that it now becomes extremely easy to work with clipping…masks. Let's take a closer look and see what that is.…
So let's focus on the top surfboard right here. I have this artwork that I've…
- Using the new graphic styles behavior
- Previewing separations
- Working with the improved Smart Guides and alignment features
- Simulating color blindness
- Understanding changes to the default Pathfinder behavior