Crop An Image In Adobe Illustrator Cs2

You might crop this image to eliminate the street and highlight the car.

Cropping an image allows you to cut out the outer portion of the picture to improve composition or decrease the size. In Adobe Illustrator, this process works in two ways, with crop markers or by drawing a frame. Illustrator is a vector graphics editor available as part of Adobe’s Creative Suite package. The CS2 version brought some advanced features to the editing marketplace, including Live Trace and Live Paint. Cropping, however, is a fundamental process available in most picture editors and painless to perform.


Crop Marks

1. Open Illustrator on your computer and open the image you want to crop. Click “File” and “Open” to locate the image on your hard drive and bring it onto the Illustrator canvas.

2. Click anywhere on the image to select it.

3. Move to the menu at the top of the screen. Select “Filter” > “Create” > “Crop Marks.” Crop marks are arrows that appear on the corners of your image. You can move the arrow by clicking on one and holding down your right mouse button to drag your the mark. Once the marking is correct, navigate to the menu at the top of the screen and select “Edit” then “Crop.”

Rectangle Crop

4. Open Illustrator on your computer and load your image onto the stage.

5. Click on the “Rectangle” tool icon on the palette on the left side of the screen. The icon has a rectangle shape on the surface.

6. Move to the image and draw the rectangle around the region you want to crop.

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7. Navigate to the program menu at the top of the screen. Select “Edit” and then “Crop.”