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Please tell me how do I get rid of redundant lines in illustrator?

I covered them up using a clipping mask, but when I go into Outline Mode I can still see/modify them. I'd like to get rid of them.

Here's my final work

These are the extra lines as seen in outline mode

  • I am guessing you are asking how to remove the lines/content that are outside your clipping mask? – benteh Oct 25 '14 at 11:40
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First, you may need a pathfinder. Which can be found on Window > Pathfinder.

Then do the following:

  1. Select the lines that you may need to cut it out, and then do Pathfinders > Outline.

First Picture

(optional)2a. You may ungroup them, to select each individuals.

Second Picture

2b. Now, you can select the following excess lines by using any selection tool you like. I prefer, the main selection tool. Although, you may use direct selection tool, which I use it here, and remove them.

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(optional)3a. If you are doing the 2a. You may need to select them again, and regroup them. Together.

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