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Delete everything outside an object

New Here ,
Mar 18, 2016 Mar 18, 2016

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Hi there all,

First time using illustrator today, and really quite enjoying it.

But I do have a problem I cant seem to solve.  See attached image.  I have a vector graphic in black and one of illustrators stam tools for grime in green.  What I want to do is keep everything in the black including the green colour, but everything outside the black to delete.  Been at it for hours now, and have decided to ask for some advice.

Kind regards,

Chris.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 20, 2016 Mar 20, 2016
Edit > Cut all the green things.Select the black shape.Press SHift + D and then SHift + D again, which brings you in Draw inside mode.Paste in Place.

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Mar 18, 2016 Mar 18, 2016

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Take a look at Pathfinder, Clipping Masks, Shape Builder tool etc.

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Mar 18, 2016 Mar 18, 2016

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  1. Cut black shape to clipboard
  2. Command A to select all
  3. Command F to paste in front
  4. Commadn A to elect all
  5. Command 7 to mask
  6. Command B to paste a copy of the black to the back.

If you are on windows use Ctrl instead of command

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Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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These steps worked perfectly for me.  Thank you so much!

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Mentor ,
Mar 18, 2016 Mar 18, 2016

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Move the black shape to the front, select the black and green shapes, and select Object > Clipping Mask > Make. The black will disappear, but you can direct-select it and replace the black fill. This is better than actually deleting everything outside the shape, because you can now move the grime around to reposition it if you need to.

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New Here ,
Mar 20, 2016 Mar 20, 2016

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Sorry guys, the above didnt work.  Still trying to find a way.  I can do it in photoshop but the result is not a vectored drawing

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Mar 20, 2016 Mar 20, 2016

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Edit > Cut all the green things.

Select the black shape.

Press SHift + D and then SHift + D again, which brings you in Draw inside mode.

Paste in Place.

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Mar 20, 2016 Mar 20, 2016

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Help me alot

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Mar 21, 2016 Mar 21, 2016

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You're welcome.

Can you please mark the answer that helped you most to solve the question so others can refer to it? Thank you.

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