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Cropping photos in Illustrator

May 5, 2010 1:09 AM

Hello

 

Is it possible to crop photos in illustrator without moving into photoshop?

 

Thanks

 
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    May 5, 2010 1:20 AM   in reply to yikes365

    Yes just mask them with a rectangle on top, select both and select make clipping mask

     
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    May 5, 2010 2:31 AM   in reply to yikes365

    After placing the image, draw a rectangle over the desired portion of the image, then select both and make a clipping mask. With clipping mask, a portion of the image is made visible and the rest is hidden. But if you really want to get rid of the hidden portion of the image, here's a trick.

     

    - Place the clipped image in a blank area of the document.

    - From the Transparency panel, apply a blending mode to it - say Multiply. As there is nothing beneath, no change in appearance would happen.

    - Now use Object > Flatten Transparency on the image. Remember to choose the right ppi for the raster.

     

    And here you go, hidden portions of the image get removed. But remember this is a trick.

     

     

    - Neeraj

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:26 AM   in reply to yikes365

    We've recently created two videos explaining how to do this.

     

    With Clipping Masks:

     

    With Opacity Masks:

     

     

     

    I hope you find these videos helpful!

     
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