Apply, modify, or remove a clipping path

A clipping path is a path or shape that is applied to another object, hiding the parts of the object that fall outside the clipping path. To create clipping paths that are more complex than a simple path, ellipse, or rectangle, you can use the Microsoft Expression Blend combining tools. For more information, see "Combining paths" in Drawing shapes and paths.

  1. Select the path or shape that you want to clip, hold CTRL, and then select the object that you want to convert into a clipping path.

  2. On the Object menu, point to Path, and click Make Clipping Path.

  1. Select the clipping path object.

  2. In the Tools panel, select Direct Selection Cc295029.6dd6571f-c116-451d-8dd2-1f88b8406362(en-us,Expression.30).png. The points of your path object are identified on the artboard by small squares.

  3. On the artboard, use your mouse to drag, or ALT+drag, individual points and line segments to new locations. You can also select Pen Cc295029.894f8612-e0ed-4e00-84cf-a9bc8f38fc54(en-us,Expression.30).png to add or remove points on the path. For a list of the different ways that you can modify a path, see Direct Selection tool modifier keys and Pen tool modifier keys.

  1. Select the object that is being clipped.

  2. On the Object menu, point to Path, and then click Remove Clipping Path.

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