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cropping a mask

cropping a mask

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I want to cut an oval shape out of a jpeg image. How do I create an oval-shaped mask, and crop ONLY what is inside the mask, to create an oval shaped image of what is inside the mask? I've done it before, so I know it's possible, but I don't remember how I did it!

RE: cropping a mask

Easy, go to the mask tool select the circle-oval shaped one; mask the area you want to cut. Select make object from mask, et Voila!

RE: cropping a mask

(OP)
When you say make object from mask, which menu are you in or which icon are you clicking on? Don't I need to do something with the mask before I can crop to it?

RE: cropping a mask

After you apply your mask
go to Object Menu - Create - (1- Object: copy Selection
                              2- Object: Cut Selection )

choose from option 1 & 2

Then you have your floating object

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