Establishing a clipping mask


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Establishing a clipping mask

I've saved my progress as Big sloppy blend.ai, and I'm calling it Big sloppy blend because even though the blend is meticulous and it looks great, it exceeds the boundaries of our rectangle. And let's say I want the blend to exist only inside the rectangle, why then I need to fill the rectangle with a blend by establishing the rectangle as a clipping mask, and here's how that works. Inside the sky layer, inside of this document, I've got both the blend, that we created in the previous exercise, and this item called path, which is the larger rectangle.

In Illustrator, the mask has to exist on top of the stuff that it's masking. So in other words, this path has to be on top of the blend. So I am going to go ahead and grab the path and move it on top of the blend, like so. So that it's in front. Then I will go ahead and meatball the path and Shift+Meatball the blend in order to select both objects. This is a pretty simple operation once you understand the mechan...

Establishing a clipping mask
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Establishing a clipping mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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