How can I cut up a raster image in Illustrator?


I want to split this apple (jpeg) into pieces along the outline I've created over it. I created and edited a pie chart/graph for the lines, then edited it to conform to the apple shape. I want to be able to show one piece of the "pie" at a time as a separate image. I tried path > divide objects below and all of the pathfinder combinations I could. I used the graph tool to create the "pie" and edited it by hand to conform it to the apple shape.

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6/3/2015 7:48:00 PM

With Adobe Illustrator you can not cut up raster images, such as jpgs. Illustrator just does not work that way.

  • You can use copies of the raster image and create clipping masks or opacity masks.
  • You can use software designed to work with raster images, such as Photoshop
  • You can trace the raster image in Illustrator, converting it to vector and then adjust the vector objects
  • You can use third party ($$) Illustrator plugins like Rasterino

In short, what you are trying to do, you can't if the image is raster. Pathfinder does not function with raster images.

6/3/2015 7:39:00 PM