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So I'm trying to make an icon with a long shadow, I used Illustrators blend tool to make the shadow in between my two pigs like so. enter image description here

What I would like to do now is create a clipping mask for the long shadow to keep it inside the light blue box that the pig is inside of. I've tried multiple ways to get the clipping mask made, but the truth is, I'm a newbie with Illustrator. Could someone help me out?

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Copy the blue box.

Deselect all (Select > Deselect)

Edit > Paste in Front (will paste the blue box copy on top of everything)

Select the pigs/blend (along with the already selected, pasted, box)

Object > Clipping Mask > Make

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