I was trying to make a logo. I used the pen tool to make an outline of the shape (logo). Now I want to power clip an image inside the shape I created. But it doesn't happen! The dialogue box says: "Can't create clipping mask. The top selected object must be a path, compound shape, a text or a group of all." Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance :)

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  • Hard to say your not describing what you have. – joojaa Jun 16 '16 at 18:42
  • Can you add some screenshots? are the objects in the right order? have you searched in the Illustrator manual? – Luciano Jun 17 '16 at 8:50

That is the message that you get when the top object isn't a vector object that can be used as a clipping mask. Therefor I'm assuming your image is above the path you want to use as a clipping mask. To make sure, select the path and go to Object → Arrange → Bring to Front.

You can read more about creating clipping masks in the Illustrator help docs:

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