2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2015 9:54 PM by KoMaruyama

    cutting out shapes from a watercolor painting using illustrator

    elisabethl60570460

      Hello,

       

      I am working on a textile pattern and I would like to cut out pieces of a watercolor painting (IN adobe illustrator) that I have uploaded. I want the pieces of watercolor paintings to fit into the line shapes I have drawn and also uploaded (ie: they are line drawings of figs and are not a square or circle, but a loose kind of sketchy shape). There appear to be too many shapes to use the clipping mask feature, even when I create a 'compound path' since it is supposed to be a repeating pattern ...it gets all sketchy. And I cannot figure out out to use the knife on the background image....any suggestions? Or am I stuck in the dark ages of actually using scissor to manually cut the shapes before I scan? (*gasp*)

       

      Thank you so much for any help!!!