Removing an image from a shape in Illustrator

New Here ,
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I placed a photo in a shape in Illustrator.  Now I can't seem to remove without actually deleting the shape.  Can I just delete the photo from inside the shape?  I should also mention that I have deleted the image, but now I can't select "Draw Inside" which is how I placed the image.  I want to place a different image in the shape than the one I had originally placed.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 02, 2020
Monika Gause Adobe Community Professional , Sep 02, 2020
You can delete the photo, but probably the shape will then behave strangely. Please check the layers panel if it's a clipping mask. And then release that clipping mask (Object menu)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You can delete the photo, but probably the shape will then behave strangely.

Please check the layers panel if it's a clipping mask. And then release that clipping mask (Object menu)

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Thanks, Monika! That was it! 

 

I was trying to release the clipping mask from the transparency tab.

 

Have a great day!

 

 

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You're welcome!

Have a great day!

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