Clipping Mask an Image and Text Tutorial

Clipping Mask Tutorial

Today we are going to write a simple tutorial about Clipping Mask. There are two types of masks: Clipping Mask and Opacity Mask. With mask functions you can make hidden or visible a part of your design. So, let’s see how we hide an unnecessary part of our image.

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes

Step 1

Create new document with 500 pixels by 500 pixels. Create a text with Type Tool.

Clipping Mask Tutorial

Step 2

Choose File > Place, select an image you want to mask and click OK. I used this file.

Clipping Mask Tutorial

Step 3

Select the text and the image you placed, go to Object > Clipping Mask > Make. We finished, our Clipping Mask Design is ready.

Clipping Mask Tutorial

Conclusion

You can download .ai and .eps formats below. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and leave your comments.

Clipping Mask Tutorial