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How do I emulate this Photoshop function?

Engaged ,
Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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I have a SVG outline map of the fifty U.S. states, similar to the one below. I would like to place the sunflower on the left directly over Kansas (KS). In Photoshop, I could then use the Magic Wand to select the area inside the Kansas rectangle, then select the sunflower image and copy or cut it. The result looks like the picture on the bottom.map.png

How do you do this kind of operation in Illustrator?

My goal is to fill the spaces for each of the fifty states with a variety of background colors and icons (e.g. state flags and flowers).

Thanks.

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Engaged , Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021
I just discovered the answer: clipping mask.Please disregard this thread - unless there are alternate solutions I should know about.

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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I just discovered the answer: clipping mask.

Please disregard this thread - unless there are alternate solutions I should know about.

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Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Glad to hear that you found the solution. Additionally, you may check out this help article(https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/clipping-masks.html) to know how clipping mask works in Adobe Illustrator.

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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