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.
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.