Something I wasn’t aware of was that I can basically apply a mask in Illustrator just like you can in Photoshop.

Simply select the mask and all the paths that are being masked.

Then go to the Pathfinder Tool Palette and click on Trim.

That’s pretty much it. I’d been wanting something like that in Illustrator for a long while but didn’t know how to do it. Figured I’d share this to help out.

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