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.
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.
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.
For me, this is a WAY better workflow. I like being able to edit this easily.
Super easy to swap out the font on for my clipping mask.
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