A Simple Way to Crop an Image.
We'll look at a quick method for cropping an image in Adobe Illustrator in this tutorial. Cropping an image is a basic editing technique that can help you focus on a specific area or object within the image.
Pick the image you want to crop.
From the Tools panel, choose the Pen tool.
From the image pick the area you desire to retain.
Now select both the objects.
Navigate to Object > Clipping Mask > Make.
That’s it. The image is ready.