How do I make a clipping mask in Illustrator?

How do you create a clipping mask?

Create a clipping mask
  1. Hold down Alt (Option in Mac OS), position the pointer over the line dividing two layers in the Layers panel (the pointer changes to two overlapping circles), and then click.
  2. In the Layers panel, select the top layer of a pair of layers you want to group, and choose Layer > Create Clipping Mask.

What is a clipping mask Adobe Illustrator?

A clipping mask in Illustrator is a vector mask that masks the object or a group of objects which lay below it and just shows the area which is inside its boundary or path.