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Rene Coffey
Illustrator CS - best way to clean crop vector image
on Feb 4, 2006 at 11:27:02 am

I've got a complex vector image inside a document and I want to crop it.

I've tried using a clipping mask but it seems like a temporary solution as the unwanted points are still there, albeit out of sight. Can I clean up the clipping mask to make the effect permanent, deleting the paths cleanly underneath?

Or is there a more efficent method altogether?

Thanks

Rene



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Rene Coffey
Re: Illustrator CS - best way to clean crop vector image
on Feb 4, 2006 at 12:08:10 pm

Got there using 'crop' in the pathfinder palette!





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Tabitha Moore
Re: Illustrator CS - best way to clean crop vector image
on Dec 1, 2009 at 10:36:33 am

I'd like to know the answer to this too. Anyone know?
Thanks.


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Vincent Rosati
Re: Illustrator CS - best way to clean crop vector image
on Dec 1, 2009 at 12:15:43 pm

I'd vote for a clipping mask and setting the document size appropriately.
It's a balance judgment, based on the the time it would take to optimize a vector and working with a complex illustration that uses numerous nesting techniques - like masks, etc.
Otherwise, as Rene offered, the tools in the pathfinder palette would be my next option.

Vince

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