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How do I crop a photo in Illustrator?

Apr 18, 2012 5:42 AM

  Latest reply: rock and skull, Dec 15, 2013 12:16 PM
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    Jun 15, 2012 1:45 PM   in reply to andantinoli

    Can adobe Illustrator crop like more images at once to the same size know an option to use ?

     

     

    thank you , Luka

     
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    May 31, 2012 1:05 AM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    you can't crop an image in Ill. so U have to make clipin' mark it

     
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    Jun 11, 2012 7:38 PM   in reply to Commmm

    And here we are, four years (and hundreds of dollars) later. And illustrator still cannot perform one of the most taken-for-granted functions in graphics.

     

    JET

     
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    Jun 14, 2012 2:34 AM   in reply to JETalmage

    And here we are, four years (and hundreds of dollars) later. And illustrator still cannot perform one of the most taken-for-granted functions in graphics.

    Not quite right for my opinion. It have been done for a while ago. There is a tool - Artboard Tool. It's do crop function and actually they made it look more like crop tool in PS.

     
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    Jun 25, 2012 6:46 AM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    Follow the steps given below so that you can crop your Photo/Embedded image as you desired/required in Illustrator.

     

    1) Select the Photo/Image you want to Crop then press Ctrl+Shift +Alt +2 to lock all objects other than you selected.

    2) Make a clipping mask of your Photo/Embedded image as you required.

    3)Choose the "Group Selection Tool" from the Tools palette and choose View>Outline or press Ctrl + Y. It will change your screen to Outline mode. Now select your clipping path(which you created to make a clipping mask) using the "Group Selection Tool" then "Copy" and "Paste in Front" or simply doing by shortcut Ctrl + C and Ctrl + F. Dont Forget to bring back your screen to the Normal mode by using the same shortcut Ctrl + Y.

    4)Now fill the path with white ensure the stroke should be none.

    5)Choose Window>Transparency and choose the "Multiply" from Blending Mode then make a Opacity to 0%.

    6)Choose Select>All or press Ctrl + A.

    7)Choose Object>Flatten Transparency give 100 to the Raster/Vector Balance next give desired resolution to LineArt and Gradient Mesh then Check off for all other options and press OK.

     

    Now your photo/image has been cropped as you required.

     
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    Jun 25, 2012 7:21 AM   in reply to bedo@dobe

    bedo,

     

    Regardless of version it may be done by:

     

    1) Create a rectangle where you wish to crop the image,

    2) Select the rectangle and the image and Object>Clipping Mask>Make,

    3) In the Transparency palette/panel dropdown list select anything but Normal (Multiply is fine),

    4) Object>Flatten Transparency, just keep the defaults including 100% Vector.

     
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    Jun 25, 2012 9:31 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    you are right!

     
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    Jul 27, 2012 11:18 AM   in reply to Harron K. Appleman

    This is awesome.

     
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    Jul 28, 2012 3:45 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    This direction for clipping or cropping doesn't work for me. Keep getting message saying cannot clip more than one object? Still in a pickle, crop wise.

     
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    Jul 28, 2012 3:47 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Also, how do you select Rectangle, the Image, and the Object with Clipping Mask option all at same time?

     
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    Jul 28, 2012 4:33 PM   in reply to RyanFilms

    Ryan,

     

    You should be able to create a Clipping Mask containing one Clipping Path (the rectangle) on top of one or more objects (raster images, vector artwork, whatever), by selecting all and then use the dropdown Object>Clipping Mask>Make or the keyboard combination Alt/Option+O+M+M (hold Alt/Option and press O then M then M).

     

    I have to leave for a while, 1:33 PM here.

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:32 AM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    We've recently created videos explaining two methods of doing this.

     

    With Clipping Masks:

     

     

    With Opacity Masks:

     

     

    I hope you find these helpful!

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 3:04 PM   in reply to EricaLynneLarson

    Erica, others,

     

    This thread is quite unique.

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 3:17 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    You're right, it's a lot of discussion for a task that's as simple as cmd7. However, to be honest, a clipping path would not be my first instinct as a new user. Especially with the Crop tool in Photoshop.

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 3:31 PM   in reply to EricaLynneLarson

    Even more than that, Erica.

     

    In this thread we have been discussing this subject for more than four years now, ever since it was brought up four months ago, in the OP of this thread.

     

    You may also have a look here, from post #5 on,

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1021391?tstart=0

     

    and look at the Views count in the thread list.

     
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    Sep 19, 2012 12:15 PM   in reply to Izdelava-spletnih-strani

    I don't know Illustrator at all, but here is how I did it:

     

    Export the file to Photoshop as a jpg.

    Open it it Photoshop.

    Crop it.

     

    Simple!!!

     
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    Sep 19, 2012 6:33 PM   in reply to Toggie139

    But that rasterizes it.

     
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    Oct 4, 2012 5:30 AM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    hii

    the illustrator was built for vector files u cant crop a pixel photo in a vector software but you can make a clipping mask  u have to choose the object and the shape u want tp crop ( the shape must be on the photo ) and then click shift + 7

    i hope it was usefull my friend

     
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    Nov 8, 2012 10:51 AM   in reply to mtexperience86

    Thanks, that's all I needed.

     
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    Nov 9, 2012 7:04 AM   in reply to ameernat

    ...u cant crop a pixel photo in a vector software...

    Really?

     

    Maybe you  should explain that to the makers of FreeHand, Draw, Canvas, Fireworks, Designer Pro...

     

    JET

     
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:17 PM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    I'd try using photoshop

     
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    Jan 15, 2013 12:23 AM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    You can "crop" bitmap image in Illustrator using clipping mask and Clip to Artboard option in Save for Web dialog. Trick is to set artboard bounds to same size as clipping path. - See more at: http://adobephotoshopsecrets.blogspot.com/2013/01/crop-and-save-bitmap -images-for-web.html

     
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    Feb 10, 2013 1:08 PM   in reply to Harron K. Appleman

    YES! Thank you. I've been trying to figure this out for around 8 hours. Worked perfectly with a jpg image.

     
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    Mar 7, 2013 10:31 PM   in reply to jessgillis

    Because Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based design system, you can't crop a picture in Illustrator the same way you can in Adobe photoshop. But you can use a clipping mask and opacity mask to crop a picture and photo.

     
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    Mar 29, 2013 12:33 PM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    Mark,

    How did you do with the clipping masks? I just started a new job and the files have a ton of clipping masks built into them. It's driving me crazy. Any tips you can give me?

     
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    Mar 29, 2013 12:36 PM   in reply to Dottie Lesus

    I opened a cs6 illustrator file in CS5 and it doesn't retain any of my layers. If I purchase CS6 I should see my layers, right?

     
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    Mar 29, 2013 12:41 PM   in reply to Dottie Lesus

    You will need to resave a CS6 file as a CS5 file for the Layers to be retained. Did you not get the warning about losing data when opening the CS6 file in CS5?

     
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    Aug 17, 2013 10:09 AM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    Cropping raster images is possible with Rasterino, a plug-in by Astute Graphics.

     
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    Sep 30, 2013 3:16 AM   in reply to Mario Arizmendi
     
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    Oct 16, 2013 10:08 AM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    1. Select the image that you want to crop ( measure how do you want to crop it )

    2. Ctrl+C

    3. Run Photoshop > New File  ( size and Color settings are already set )

    4. SHIFT+CMD+V ( Paste in place - as smart object )

    5. Crop Image.

    6. CMD+C ( copy )

    7. Back to Illustrator.

    8. Delete old Image

    9. SHIFT+CMD+V ( paste in place )

    10. Have a nice day

     

    *CMD(MAC) = CTRL(PC)

     
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    Oct 16, 2013 12:39 PM   in reply to maciejsalaga

    Same procedure as every year:

     

    Wasn't the original question: How do I crop a photo in Illustrator?

     
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    Oct 18, 2013 12:42 AM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    Croping for Artwork - Clipping Mask

    Croping for Print - Save as PDF or other format ( output file remain the size of the artboard )

     
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    Oct 31, 2013 10:29 AM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    Hi everyone,

     

    There are a few Adobe resources out there that show you how to use masks to get an effect similar to cropping in Illustrator, including videos and text explanations. We have now started experimenting with a new format: Visual Tutorials, which use illustrations and minimal text to teach you a technique. If you are wondering how to "crop" an image in Illustrator, follow the Visual Tutorial for creating a mask.

     

    http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/visual-tutorial---creating-mask/_jcr_content/main-pars/image.img.png/ww_cropping_final2-12.png

     

    I hope you find this helpful! If you are interested in other Visual Tutorials, try removing redeye in Lightroom.

     
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    Dec 15, 2013 12:16 PM   in reply to (Mark_Nadell)

    make me want to jump up and down with frustration

     
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