Understanding clipping masks


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Understanding clipping masks

When working inside of Illustrator, there may be times when you want to hide portions of your artwork without physically deleting them from your file. That may be because you want to maybe adjust them later on or you only want to be able to see certain parts of a file right now, but at any point may want to readjust the positioning of it. The functions we use to accomplish this task is something called masking. Now in Illustrator, when you want to create a mask, you do so by creating a new vector shape and that particular shape then clips or basically decides which parts of the image can or cannot be seen. The most classic case of working with masks in Illustrator is when they're applied to photographs. For example, you can't really change or adjust the actual shape of a photograph. All photographs are rectangular in nature.

However, if you only want to see certain parts of a photograph, you would create a mask to go ahead and do that for you. For example, let's take a loo...

Understanding clipping masks
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Understanding clipping masks provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics

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