Can I crop multiple shapes simultaneously? I am cropping by creating a rectangle on a separate layer, selecting that layer and the source layer, and using the Crop tool from the Pathfinder. If I make more than one shape to crop, only one of the shapes defines the crop. I would like, for instance, to crop three separate areas from one image at the same time. Thanks, by the way, to those who helped me with cropping issues a few weeks ago!
If I understand you correctly you have several shapes in different locations you want to crop. You of course have several shapes which you want to crop each one but all at the same time rather than one at a time! is that correct?
Of cur5se it is!
select the shapes you use to crop and go to Object>Compound Path>Make
then select the Compound path and the underlying shapes and then use the crop command on the Pathfinder Panel.
Is this what you are looking for?
I was missing the Compound Path step.