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  • Illustrator: clipping mask question.

    Hello,

    Is it possible to get rid of all content outside a clipping mask?
    I have this very very complex drawing (slowing my mac way way down) of which I only need everything (a small portion) inside the mask.

    Thank you.


  • #2
    The answer to that depends entirely on the nature of the clipped objects.

    The first thing to try (on a copy of the file) is this:
    1. Release the clipping mask
    2. Hide the clipping object
    3. Expand everything; Select all, Object > Expand
    4. Show the clipping shape and re-apply as mask
    5. With it still selected, click the Crop button in the Pathfinder panel
    If that gives an undesirable result, you'll have to re-analyze, and perhaps do some parts of it manually.
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    • #3
      Thank you.

      Will try.

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