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Can Adobe Illustrator cut out an object from a picture?

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I have a photograph of a number of objects and I want one object from that picture to copy into my design. Is Adobe Illustrator able to do that? If so, can you instruct me on the steps needed to perform this action?

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Select the Pen Tool and create a series of anchors by clicking around the object that you want to cut. The anchors will be welded by a line path. Go to Selection tool and select the line path around your object. In order to be able to copy your object you need to go to Object tab > Clipping Mask > Make. For more information about Clipping masks you can check Adobe Illustrator Help page.

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