Placing, scaling, and cropping the cover image in Illustrator


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Placing, scaling, and cropping the cover image in Illustrator

Our next step is to place, to scale, and to crop our cover image. I saved out the work from the last move as cover1.ai. I didn't in the original, but I am going to here put my guides on a separate layer. So layer 1, that I'm going to rename guides, and then I'm going to create a layer beneath that. I'm going to hold down my Option and my Command key and come on click on Create layer. That's going to create the new layer beneath the guides layer, and I'm going to call this cover image and then go to File and Place.

The image that we are after is in the Cover images folder, and that's the one we want, and it should be linked. So this is going to create a linked document in just the same way as links are created in InDesign, and we can check out those links using the Links panel, right there. We could go edit the original in Photoshop if we needed to. So that same relationship that you're probably familiar with in InDesign exists here in Illustrator as well.

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Placing, scaling, and cropping the cover image in Illustrator
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Placing, scaling, and cropping the cover image in Illustrator provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Magazine Cover

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