When you use Adobe Illustrator to fill a shape with an image, you may expand the possibilities of your graphic design. This approach allows you to generate images or textures that are unique. Illustrator’s vector-drawing environment enables you to create such complicated visuals by applying simple techniques. With the help of the draw inside tool in Adobe Illustrator, you may fill any shape you have drawn with a photograph or image.
Follow the steps below to understand how it works:
Start by drawing a circle or any shape you want to use. You can fill the shape with any color if you want so that it is visible to you.
Select the shape on click on Draw inside or you can also press Shift + D and switch between the given three options and choose to Draw inside as we want the image to be inside our shape.
The image will be selected with the dotted lines.
Now go to the File menu and select the Place option from the drop-down list or simply press Shift+Ctrl+P.
Select the image you wish to use and then position it anywhere within the circle.
Resize it according to your need by pressing Shift+drag, adjust it, and click on the empty canvas to see the final result.