Placing image so it doesn't extend past the path

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I'm editing a skateboard deck. The path is a rectangle but there is an outline of the board shape within that, and when I click on that part of the path I can color the background just so the board shape is colored, not the entire rectangle.

 

When I place an image onto the file it extends past that deck border and I cannot figure out how to make it disappear beyond that outline of the skateboard deck.

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Make a copy of the board-shaped path, arrange the copy in front of the image, select both the copy and the image, then Object menu > Clipping Mask, Make.

 

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Placing image so it doesn't extend past the path

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I'm editing a skateboard deck. The path is a rectangle but there is an outline of the board shape within that, and when I click on that part of the path I can color the background just so the board shape is colored, not the entire rectangle.

 

When I place an image onto the file it extends past that deck border and I cannot figure out how to make it disappear beyond that outline of the skateboard deck.

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Correct answer by tromboniator | Adobe Community Professional

Make a copy of the board-shaped path, arrange the copy in front of the image, select both the copy and the image, then Object menu > Clipping Mask, Make.

 

Peter

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Make a copy of the board-shaped path, arrange the copy in front of the image, select both the copy and the image, then Object menu > Clipping Mask, Make.

 

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Amazing. Thank you so much!!!! Worked perfectly!

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Delighted! You're welcome.

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