I have some art on Illustrator made up of multiple shapes. I want the three rectangles "clipped" so that they only exist as part of the purple rectangle (if that makes sense). I'm sure it's possible, but haven't figured out how.
on May 24, 2016 at 3:15:08 pm Last Edited By Vincent Rosati on May 24, 2016 at 3:18:49 pm
You probably want to use Object / Clipping Mask / Make - Where a copy of the purple shape is the clipping mask.
On the purple shape..
Use Copy, Paste in front (Cmd + C, Cmd + F).
Then Bring to front (Cmd + Shift + ])
Next, with the new purple shape selected, shift-select one of the other internal shapes, or all of them, and make a clipping mask.
You can search the forum for Clipping Mask for more info.
You could alternatively use a Pathhfinder approach. Instead of masking the shapes, you can cut them to the precise size.
Do a search for Pathfinder, here on the forum, if that sounds like something you're interested in.
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