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ai. cliping question?? HELP

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by NukeProof, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. NukeProof

    NukeProof Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    I'm layering artwork into an IRON CROSS. I can't figure out how to clip/cut off the extra artwork outside the cross. Is there a way to clip or cut it off or do I have to do it all manualy? Can anyone guide me in the right direction? Thanks in advance
  2. Bill Modzel

    Bill Modzel Active Member

    Make sure your vector outline is on top of your bitmap image.Select them both and hit Command>7 or controll>7 if your on a pc.
  3. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

    Jun 8, 2005
    Sunny Florida
    Do what Bill said, but you cannot assign any color attributes to a clipping path, so if you want an outline around it, make sure you copy the vector outline first, then do your clipping path. Then use the "paste in front" command (command or control f) and you can assign an outline to it. I'd advise grouping it all together when you are done.
  4. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    You also have some options under the transform menu(Pathfinder)
  5. vid

    vid Very Active Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    If the art you are layering into the cross is vector and you need to create cut lines, you can select Flatten Transparency from the Object Menu set the Vector/Raster Balance option to 100 (vectors) > OK.

    You may need to select the what was once the clipping mask with the open white arrow and delete.... or as BigDawg suggests use it as an object for an outline.

    Hopefully, that makes sense.

    hmmmmmmmmm... here's a step by step of the process

    1 - Select the image you want to clip
    2 - Place the selected image below the vector image you'll be using for the clipping mask.
    3 - Select both images
    > Object > Clipping Mask > Make (Command 7/Control 7)
    4 - With the now masked object selected
    >Object > Flatten Transparency
    5 - Raster/Vector Balance = 100 > OK

    This will trim everything to the clipping mask.
  6. sittinglow

    sittinglow Member

    Feb 13, 2006
    control 7

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