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How to Crop in AI

Posted on 14th November 2016
Ensure that your file has been downloaded and unzipped to use.

1- Open your image in Ai.


2- Select your image and then select the Mask icon in the top toolbar.


3-  Scale the image to fit your screen by moving the little square points and holding down the Z key.
Next select the shape tool.


4- Draw the shape to crop over your image.


5- Select both the shape and the image you are wanting to crop.


6- Select object icon in the top tool bar and then in the drop down box select 'Clipping Mask' , and then 'Make'. this will now crop your image.


The file used is from and is the Ghost cartoon Character file.

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