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Joel Aarons
Clipping Art - not sure what to do
on May 24, 2016 at 1:37:08 am

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.

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Vincent Rosati
Re: Clipping Art - not sure what to do
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.

Vince

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Joel Aarons
Re: Clipping Art - not sure what to do
on May 24, 2016 at 10:24:08 pm

Fantastic! The clipping mask is exactly what I needed!

Thank you!


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