How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator?

I’ve got a very complex texture that I have running WAY over the art board and I need to clean it up for a client. How do I get rid of every point outside of the art board?


I would make a rectangle the same size as the artboard and turn it into a Clipping Mask.

To do this:

  1. Group together all the layers you wish to trim by selecting them and entering Command + G.
  2. Next, make a rectangle with the same dimensions as your artboard, and center horizontally and vertically.
  3. With the rectangle layer in front, select both objects, enter Command + 7,
    • Or go to Object → Clipping Mask → Make.

And voilà. You will only see the parts within the dimensions of the rectangle. Simply double-click the new object to access the clipped information or enter Command + Alt + 7 to get rid of the clipping mask.

Source : Link , Question Author : Caleb , Answer Author : Philippe Fanaro

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