I have this graphics in Illustrator.ai image

I would like to remove the portions of the globe outside the outlined path and I want the remaining earth and the space inside the path as two separate regions. Can this be done?

  • Copy the rounded rectangle shape. (Ctrl/Command+c

  • Select the globe

  • Paste in Front (Ctrl/Command+f)

  • Select the newly pasted rounded rectangle and the globe

  • Choose Object > Clipping Mask > Make from the menu.

For more information on Clipping Masks, check out the Adobe Illustrator Help Files.

  • Thanks Scott. I had it done before I read your answer but I learned an easier way to do it when I followed your steps. Hope I will save time next time I do something similar. Thanks a million. – Sandah Aung Oct 15 '13 at 13:09

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