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Where is the crop tool in Illustrator?

Last updated on November 29, 2022 @ 7:15 pm

The crop tool can be found in the control panel on the top menu, the properties panel on the right side under quick actions, and just right after you right-clicked your image.

There are 3 ways to crop your image in Illustrator as shown below.

1. By clicking the “Crop Image” button on the Control Panel at the top.

2. By clicking the “Crop Image” button on the Properties Panel at the right side portion.

3. By right-clicking the image and selecting “Crop Image”

3 ways to crop an image in IllustratorIf you cannot see the Control Panel, make sure you enable it in the View Tab in the Application Bar.Enabling Control Panel1. To start cropping, open your image in Illustrator. Click the image with the selection tool enabled (or press R).2. Select from one of the “Crop Image”.3 ways to crop an image3. A warning message will pop up. Just click “OK” as this won’t affect the original file.Caution - Just Click "OK"4. You can now crop your image using the 4 handles on each corner or input numerical values to crop precisely. Click “Apply” if you are happy with your changes.Crop your Image and you can use numerical values to crop your imageIf you want to crop proportionately, hold the shift key on your keyboard while dragging one of the handles. Hold the alt key on your keyboard to scale the crop about the center.

PRO TIP: If you are looking for the crop tool in Illustrator, you will not find it. Illustrator does not have a crop tool. If you need to crop an image, you will need to use another program such as Photoshop.

That’s how easy for you to crop an image in Adobe Illustrator. In just a few steps you are able to achieve the results you wanted.

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