I'll make this more simple than before, since the answer did not work.


I need the first shirt with the lines behind it look like this:


I just took the lasso tool to create this example, which is not what I want to do. I want to keep it a vector image but have the same outcome.

  • What software?? – Scott May 7 '15 at 2:12
  • Scott, sorry. I'm using Illustrator CC – Eugene Ross May 7 '15 at 2:55
  • Please explain what a "normal" clipping path is "supposed" to do? What is your desired image? Your question is unclear. Do you just want a blue and black striped short? – Scott May 7 '15 at 3:02
  • Scott, yes. Sorry for the confusion. My desired outcome is to have the striped background be on the shirt. – Eugene Ross May 7 '15 at 3:22
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    You just need to select the correct path before creating the clipping mask. It would appear that your black outline is a shape (multiple compound shapes) not a just a path. You need to select the outer path and copy it, then paste in front to make the clipping mask. – Scott May 8 '15 at 1:13

Select transparency inside the t-shirt and make it as a clipping mask for the background layer.

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