Illustrator – Putting an Image in a Shape – Illustrator CS6

  1. Create a new canvas/file
  2. Select a shape from the toolbar, or make a shape with the pen tool
  3. Click “File” from the top menu, then “Place…”
  4. Choose the image to insert
  5. Keep image selected and click “object” from the top menu, then “Send backward”
  6. Resize the image with the direct selection tool from the top of the toolbar
  7. With the Direct Selection tool – Drag a square over the shape and the image to select them both
  8. Go to the “Object” in the menu bar at the top again >Clipping Mask>Make
  9. Done!