Quick Tip: Four Ways to Crop a Vector Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

A reader asked how he could trim off the objects outside his artboard. There is no Crop tool in Adobe Illustrator, but there are a few ways to remove or hide excess shapes that overlap the edges of the artboard – if you want to. In this screencast, we show you four methods: the Pathfinder, Clipping Masks, Opacity Masks and marquee-erasing.