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  • Illustrator Tutorial – Crop Tool

    Posted on 7th May 2018 by Greta Powell

    Illustrator Tutorial, Crop Tool

    One of the questions I get asked on Illustrator Training Courses is ‘How do I crop an Image in Illustrator’?  Quite simply in earlier versions the answer was you can’t. We used clipping masks and workarounds in those early versions. 


    However that’s all changed in Illustrator CC because now it comes fully equipped with a crop tool


    Illustrator Crop Tool

    So how does it work?


    Place your image as normal (File >Place)


    Re-position the image on the Illustrator Artboard or do, whatever you need to do with it and then once you’re happy with it.


    Illustrator – To Crop the Image

    First make sure the Image is selected


    Go to the Control Bar and Click ‘Crop Image’







    Four handles will appear around the image


    Adobe Illustrator Crop Tool Tutorial

















    Click and drag the area to be cropped


    Then click the Apply button on the Illustrator Control bar to accept




    Click the Discard button to reject


    Illustrator Video Tutorial

    This Illustrator Crop Tool video tutorial only runs for a minute or so and will show you exactly how to work with this tool



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    All aspects of placing and manipulating an image are covered in the Introduction to Illustrator Training Course as are all the basic tools and features of the software. Illustrator training is run onsite (in-house) at your premises or a local venue.


    These are ideal for those looking for an individual approach to their training, as team roll outs for larger companies or as private company courses onsite. They take between 1 to 2 days depending on the amount of people attending.


    Why not take a look at the Introduction to Illustrator Course 


    For those with some experience or just a little rusty the content can be tailored to suit you . Content can be taken from other courses and worked into the Intro. Please get in touch for an informal chat about your Adobe Illustrator training needs.


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