I have placed an image about 1000px*800px into Illstrator and I mask it with a box of 500px*500px now the content boundaries of the image is annoying me when positioning it with smart guide or with the align tool. it always align and keep track to the bigger content which is hidden or masked not the small mask.
my question is: how to get rid of the edges of the content without turning the global edges off?
For example: in the screen shot below I have masked a raster image with grime symbol. but as you can see, Illustrator is considering the dimensions of the masked raster image while ignoring the mask boundaries which I need its exact dimension to relocate it into my design, I mean when I use the alignment tools for example to center the masked image, it will align to the raster image not the mask.