NSL WEEK 217- Adobe Illustrator “Clipping Mask”

Please don’t go crazy with these! =D

There’s a lot of power in using Clipping Masks in Adobe Illustrator but I have seen some files that had WAY too many and for no reason. Check out the video above for the basics on how to crop an image.


Adobe Illustrator Clipping Mask
Make Clipping Mask

Create a selection with your artwork and clipping path. Right click and choose “Make Clipping Mask”. You can also hit Comm + 7 on your keyboard.


Adobe Illustrator Live Text
Live Text and Bitmap Image

I didn’t realize you could create a mask from live text. I normally would turn my text into outlines but I guess I don’t have to any more.


Venice Beach
Comm + 7 = Clipping Mask

For me, this is a WAY better workflow. I like being able to edit this easily.


Adobe Illustrator Text
New Font

Super easy to swap out the font on for my clipping mask.


Checkout: SebastianBleak.Tumblr


Twitter: @SebastianBleak #AdobeGrind #NSL  Images looked best on FireFox when this post was created.


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