I used mask to create a shape I want. Now I want to apply minus front (I will put a new shape on top of the masked shape), but it's not working properly. How to fix this problem?

  • Hi. What are you actually masking? A raster image or vectors? Boolean operations won't work on raster images. Can you share a screenshot showing what you are trying to do?
    – Billy Kerr
    Aug 15, 2022 at 22:02

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You have to apply (bake in/expand) the mask first. Or, use Pathfinder and then apply a clipping mask to the resulting shape.

(...and, just in case... Pathfinder won't work on linked or embedded raster images)

That's the best I can offer without seeing the objects you are working with.

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