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Quick Tip: How to Crop Raster Image in Adobe Illustrator

We often use raster images in Adobe Illustrator, for example, for the Live Trace, Mosaic Effect, Halftone Effect, or simply as a reference image. This technique allows us to crop raster images directly in Adobe Illustrator without using Photoshop or any other raster editor. This technique was developed by my friend Igor Tchernitsyn.

Step 1

Place the necessary raster image into the document workspace (File > Place).

Step 2

Take the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a rectangle of the same size that a raster image should be after cropping.

Step 3

Select the raster image and rectangle, then use the shortcut Command + 7 to create a Clipping Mask.

Step 4

Keeping it selected, set any Blending Mode for all the objects in the Transparency palette other than Normal.

Step 5

Now go to Object > Flatten Transparency and set the parameters indicated in the figure below.

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Technique worked pretty well

by annagypsey

I never could find the YouTube
tutorial "Adobe Illustrator Sketch"
that I was looking for, but I
tried out bring a sketch into
AI and using the pen tool to
bring out the outline.
It works pretty well...
Adobe Illustrator CS5 used
effect->photocopy which
turned a black and white
photo into a sketch. Then
I used the pen tool to fill
out the outline.
Used old photo of me when
I was 21.

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Creating web site designs in Adobe Illustrator?

I get the whole process of "drawing" the website design in Illustrator, but how do you go from an Illustrator file to a functional website? Also, when people/companies hire a graphic designer to create a website design, is it the designer's job to create a working website, or do they just create the image file?
Links to tutorials would be great!
Does anyone know of links to online tutorials on the matter?

The grapic artist creates the look. Its the designers job to take that idea and create the shell or GUI for the developers or programers to wrap around their applications. So the actual process is:

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After you have created your design in illustator but i prefer Photoshop becuase slicing is easier there, use the slice tool to cut the image up. There is some stragy to slicing it up so you need to know some web design to complete a shell you can modify otherwise you will have to go back and slice it…

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