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Chapter 4. Creating and Editing Paths > Non-Object Paths In Illustrator

Non-Object Paths In Illustrator

While the most common paths in Illustrator are, without question, objects, there are a variety of other uses for paths in your documents. Here are some examples:

  • Clipping masks are created from paths. They selectively expose parts of an image, hiding the rest without deleting. The path defines what part of the image will be visible (inside the clipping mask) and what will be hidden (outside the mask). (Clipping masks are discussed in Chapter 17, “Using Masks to Show and Hide.”)

  • Crop marks and trim marks, which indicate where a printed page should be cut, are formed from rectangular paths.

  • Type on a path uses a path to create the baseline for type.


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