Answered By: Kerry Harmer Last Updated: Jul 26, 2021 Views: 15
How to make a clipping mask in Adobe Illustrator
Crop Images with Clipping Mask to fit circles, squares or stroke outlines of other vector images.
Right Click the Rectangle Tool
Change it to the Circle Tool
Draw a Circle
Turn OFF the Stroke and Fill
Add a Clipping Mask
- Click on the Selection Tool
Click and Drag to Select the Image and the Circle (If you’ve done this correctly, there will be a blue line around both objects)
Look at the menu bar below, click Object, then Clipping Mask then Make:
Now, your photo should be shaped to fit the mask you created.
Remember: a clipping mask must sit on top of the Image (ie. clipping mask be above the image in the layers hierarchy) in order to work properly.