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  • cutting around an image

    Posted by Else4 on April 7, 2005 at 2:36 pm

    I have a vector photo of a pheasant I have put through Streamline and I’m wondering how I cut around it in illustrator so that a background will show through behind it?

    Any help is much appreciated. 🙂


    Jeff Kelley replied 18 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Jeff Cochran

    April 7, 2005 at 7:03 pm

    Draw a path around the image, make sure the new path is in front of the drawing and placed where you want it, select the path and the drawing. Under the OBJECT drop down menu, scroll to CLIPPING MASK and MAKE.

    This should give you what you want

    Jeff Cochran

  • Else4

    April 8, 2005 at 9:08 pm

    I did try making a path. But, what I’m trying to see through is basically just white space that’s around my illustration.

    It gives me an error that says, “Can not make mask. Must contain more than one object.”

    Do you know what the problem could be?


  • Jeff Kelley

    April 8, 2005 at 9:40 pm

    When you make a mask, you must have both the new path and the item you want to mask selected.

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