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So I'm trying to make graphics on a snowboard on illustrator and some of the artwork goes outside of the outline of the snowboard. I'm wondering if there is a way that I could cut off the excess lines besides using the direct selection tool.

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Have you tried using the pathfinder tool? –  Johannes Jul 30 '13 at 20:45
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Make sure the outline of the snowboard includes the bleed, otherwise you're just gonna end up redrawing part of what you're trying to remove for purely aesthetic reasons. –  Lèse majesté Jul 31 '13 at 1:05
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Non-destructive: Clipping mask. That's my pick

Destructive: Expand any effects and use the Pathfinder or Scissors to remove your unwanted vectors.

Lazy: Just indicate the object boundaries (the board) with a dieline and leave everything where it is.

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Depends on the day. –  Adam Schuld Jul 30 '13 at 21:15
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