How to crop in Create
February 13, 2003
We get this question all the time, and it's very easy: use Mask Groups. Just use any drawing tool (any of the shape or spline tools) to draw a shape over the image you want to crop. If you just want a rectangular crop, use the Rectangle tool. Select the image and the shape, choose Object->Group->Mask Group, and voila! a cropped image.
There are more details in our FAQ: How can I crop images in Create?.
The advantage of this over a simple cropping tool is that you can crop to any shape. We use this in one of our tutorials: Make a mask group