Extract by mask or clip tool?

Discussion created by aahamed on Aug 20, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2013 by timw1984dev

I need to "punch out" a series of polygons from a raster dataset. A suitable analogy would be cutting out cookies of various shapes from a sheet of cookie dough.

The polygons are feature classes. The raster type is a "file system raster".

I have tried the "clip" and "extract by mask" tools but have had no success as of yet.

Any troubleshooting tips are appreciated! Thanks!

Source: Graduate student in Geology/Geophysics.