Select both with the selection tool. 8- Select the trim tool. this is the 2nd icon on the bottom of the pathfinder palette. You will see that with the trim tool it will the top shape out of the bottom shape.
Is there a trim tool in Illustrator?
Trimming objects in Illustrator got considerably simpler in Illustrator CS3, with the introduction of the Knife tool. This tool also exists in CS4 and CS5, and allows free-hand cutting of objects.
How do I crop excess art in Illustrator?
Click “Object” followed by “Crop Area” and “Make.” This will designate the object as a crop area, forcing all exported images to adhere to the cropped region.
How do I cut one object out of another in Illustrator?
Select both shapes using the “Selection Tool”. With both shapes selected, go to the “Pathfinder Tool” (displayed below in red). Select the “Minus Front” selection (displayed below in green). Your bottom shape should now have a cutout of the top shape.
What is trim View in Illustrator?
Illustrator CC 2019 has a new Trim View, which is like InDesign’s Preview mode if you’re familiar with that app. Choose View > Trim View to hide guides and artwork that falls outside the artboard. While Trim View does not have a default keystroke, you can assign one in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.
Why can I not crop in Illustrator?
You cannot select the Crop Image option when two or more objects are selected. If you’re working with a linked image, Illustrator prompts you that linked files are embedded after cropping. Click OK to continue. Drag the widget corners and edge handles to define the crop boundaries.