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Adobe Illustrator: Clipping with Patterns in Adobe Illustrator: Using raster images for fills

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Design Techniques

It’s easy enough to create a clipping mask over raster images in Adobe Illustrator . However, when you do so, you might be left with a very inconvenient bounding box that can get in your way horribly while you’re trying to work. And nothing you do can get rid of it beyond simply locking the object, which then makes it uneditable. But there is a technique that can get you around this and allow you some freedom when it comes to working with both the clipping mask and the raster image it contains.

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