I am completely new to designs and illustrator. I am designing a scientific poster, so I want to create a curved line on the left of the poster where the left of the line is filled with a background and the poster is to it's left.

I got a picture with the background I want and I created a "frame" which I want to use to crop this picture on the lift and add it to my poster. How can I do that?

Please correct or rephrase the question if you can for a better readability. Thank you.

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In other words, I want to use the shape on the right to crop from the left


Step 1) Place the shape on the pic where you want it to crop. Make sure it's in front of the image.

Step 2) Select both objects, then click "Object ->Clipping Mask -> Make" (Or cmd+7 if you want to look cool)

Step 3) Take over the planet.

  • Awesome. That was easy. I was trying to use the pathfinder and it was a waste of time. Thank you.
    – BHamza
    Jun 9 '14 at 18:10
  • When you finish Step 3 don't forget who got you there. ;-) Jun 9 '14 at 18:12

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