Questions tagged [clipping-mask]

A clipping mask is a layer whose content and transparency is used to control what is visible in the masked layer(s), in a non-destructive way.

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Can't create the right clipping mask

I'm trying to use a clipping mask to fill a design I've been working on. So far, when I clip them I get the message that the top object is very complex. When I press yes to go ahead, the outline, and ...
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Why does my clipping mask not work?

I've been looking for a while and i haven't found an answer so far, So i make a compound path of all the paths in "quentin" , and then convert it to a clipping mask in Layer 1. Then i dragged the ...
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Clipping mask doesn't work in Illustrator

I have this repeat pattern I wanted to use over a blank square, which is a merged layer of the same symbol over and over again. but every time I press Object-Clipping Mask-Make it just results in a ...
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How can I use multiple layers as a subtractive mask for a single layer in After Effects?

I am trying use the three lines as a subtractive mask for the circle. Each line is it's own layer that animates over the circle. What I tried: 1.) Using TrkMat to mask the one of the lines. (this ...
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How to remove background from a complex figure?

I want to remove the background from this cartoon image :- . I have made outline with the bezier tool. But when i am filling the color in it, it is not filling the whole image.:- and that's why ...
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Interlacing Letter Objects Using Transparency Mask?

I'm interested in preserving the object integrity of the two letters in the image on the left. However, I would like to interlace the letters in the same manner as the image on the right without ...
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How to use Clip and Set in Inkscape by filling only the borders of the object, not the interior

I want to fill the outline of my object with another image. If I use Clip & Set, my object gets all filled. My current object is a cat: The black color should be replaced by an image, the ...
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How to delete inside part of a photo in Adobe Illustrator

I am very new to Illustrator so sorry for the simple question. I wanted to delete an inside part of an image and I cannot find a way to do that. I already used the Clipping Mask to delete the ...
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How to create text clipping mask with Adobe XD?

How can I create text clipping masks with Adobe XD? I know you can do this with images, but how about with text? I know this is possible to do with other Adobe software, but I'd prefer not to install ...
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What is Clipping mask?

I am really new to Illustrator. I was going throught Qs and As on this site when i came across "clipping mask". Please what tool is that and how do i use it?
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Photoshop - Export Asset with multiple clipping masks

How could I export all my clipping masks (the clipping masks in different colors and pattern - 32 clipping masks) in one go with a single asset/model? My normal approach is to export manually, one by ...
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What is a clipping path?

Someone wants me to produce "clipping courses" in photos. I've never heard the term before. What does it mean? What does this process involve? I have the ability to do plenty of things that I ...
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Masking an image using a shape with layer style in Photoshop

I am working on a UI design in Photoshop CC 2019. I have an image and I would like to mask it with a shape. Masking works fine with the shape. But if I applied some layer style like gradient or color ...
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Photoshop: Is it possible to “apply” a clipping mask?

Is it possible to "apply" a clipping mask, just like I can apply a layer mask? Let's say I have two layers like this: (I know it's ugly but it makes my point clearer) When I create a clipping mask ...
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Clipping mask over photo doesn't show in PDF

I created a design where there is a clipping mask over a photo. When I save the AI file as a pdf the full photo shows without the clipping mask. I have tried to save it a variety of different ways ...
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Is there a way to target a path within a clipping group in an Illustrator script

I am super new to Illustrator scripting and am stuck on this problem, and hoping that someone might be able to shed some light for me. I have a clipping mask in illustrator with a curved line being ...
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Can't get clipping mask to work for custom shape

I am trying to make a fairly simple image design. Its a versus poster where there will be an image on the left and an opposing one on the right. An angled line goes down the middle to separate them. ...
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Clipping Mask makes coloured box disappear

I'm having issues with Adobe Illustrator clipping mask. I'm learning as I go and have a created a masking path to work with a coloured rectangle. However, whenever I select 'Make Clipping Mask', the ...
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How to make this white?

I am making a reverse logo but am running some issues. Can anyone help me figure out how to make this zero in this logo white, just like the draft picture. Thank you.
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White spaces in clipping mask of just gradient and compound mask?

How do I take these annoying spaces away? I thought it was a preview error. But I moved it and it stayed in the exact same place.
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Clipping Mask Questions - Beginner - Adobe Illustrator

I'm new here, so I am really sorry if this question has been already asked, but I can't seem to find an exact answer to my situation... I'm relatively new to Illustrator, and have never really ...
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Why is there a faint line around my clipping mask

This image was constructed with a gradient-filled circle with the white-filled art on top (no strokes). Then I copied the circle to the top of the layer and applied a clipping mask to trim the edges ...
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How to take a circle out of a scene on Adobe Illustrator?

I have made a few mountains, but I want them to fit nicely inside a hexagon: So, I want to take a circle out of them, only render what’s inside the circle, and erase whatever is outside. I’ve tried ...
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How to clip multiple lines with multiple polygons in Illustrator

I have two layers - one layer that is a map of rivers (the lines), and a second layer that is a map of the catchment basins (the polygons in yellow). I intend to make a colourful map where the rivers ...
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Easier or smarter method to apply a texture over multiple layered parts of an image

Because I don't have the artistic talent needed, I often Google random images with the overall shape I need/want and modify it by recolouring or by applying "textures" — quotes because I'm using this ...
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How to change everything white in a design to a texture image

I have a design I'm updating and it seems the previous designer was able to replace everything set to white in the Illustrator file to show up with a kraft background instead: If you triple-click on ...
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Clip out the part of an image in Inkscape

How could I clip out the yellow part of the image below? Here is what I tried. Select the yellow part and the image itself. Go to Object->Clip->Set. And here is what I am getting. As you can see ...
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Dieline and .eps file: Clipping Mask

I create a simple dieline, wrapping around is a .eps file (freepix by Creative Hat), but I cant use clipping mask to wrap. Appreciate, if someone can point me in the right direction?
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Issue with strokes switching orientation in Illustrator CC

I designed a logo in Illustrator CC. Everything looks fine until I zoom out. When I reach 33.33% the areas with the fine strokes change orientation, they reverse (these were created from clipping ...
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Complex Composition with Clipping mask

I want to achieve an effect, of a country map (Greece in black background) with thin parallel white lines running through the map (for visualization, you can think it will be similar to IBM Logo -but ...
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Why doesn't my masked object have a stroke from the object it's in?

I have a group which has a stroke applied: And I want to mask part of an object to change the color on part of it. But when I mask the two objects, it stops applying the stroke to that object. Is ...
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In Illustrator, can I make Envelope Distort with Top Object ignore clipped art?

This is a recurring problem for me which has cropped up again recently. I have a rectangular object, a clipping mask with shapes inside, which needs to be warped to a very specific shape using the ...
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Inkscape: clip imported raster just inside colored line

here's a map of a country with a red border: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Congo_Kinshasa_Topography.png i've imported the .png and now want to clip it to just show what's ...
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Auto Add Clipping Mask When Adding Adjustment Layers

In Photoshop, when I add an adjustment, is there a way to use the below layer as an Clipping Mask at the same time, rather than having to manually do this separately afterwards?
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How do I do a mask in Illustrator like Photoshop where both layers show?

For example, I want to draw a teal circle with part of an orange circle on it. When I select them both and choose "make clipping mask", it gives me the correct orange part, but the teal part is now ...
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Rendering clipped/mask SVG files in Scribus/InDesign

Scribus can't do this, so I'm wondering first of all if InDesign can. If not, are there any other ways to modify the shape of an object which would render it in one or both of these programs?
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How do I invert the Clipping Mask in Illustrator to hide a stroke path using a shape?

Is there a way to mask a path stroke with a random (filled) shape? So in this example, I want to mask the end of the path (stroke) with a random shape, the problem is that I can't figure out how to ...
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How, in Illustrator, do I release a clipping mask without releasing masks contained by that group?

Example: Illustrate a fake "painting" to go in a scene, and apply a clipping mask to bound it to the frame. Group whole scene and apply clipping mask to the layer, or to the group if there are ...
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Why does a clipping mask layer sit below the layer that can be seen, instead of on top?

It seems backwards to me that the clipping mask layer is below the layer that you want masked. If I'm looking down through the layers, why wouldn't the clipping mask layer be on top of the layer I ...
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How to apply a clipping mask to multiple independent paths?

I'm trying to create a clipping mask on a bunch of paths, but I need some way to be able to move the paths around afterwards: For example, the shape is each of the 48 continental states of the US and ...
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How to make multiple sneak peak holes?

To make a sneak peak hole, I make a black rectangle and an eclipse (radial gradient, one stop is white and the other stop is transparent), and mask them with clip unchecked and inverted mask checked: ...
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Use an svg as clipping mask for div

I would like to use a svg as a clipping mask for a div, so that where the svg is placed you see the fixed background. I tried to explain it here: The size of the svg should depend on the screenwidth. ...
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Illustrator background gradient

Hi everyone I'm trying to add a gradient to a design. I'm wanting to basically keep the inside gradient and get rid of the outside (image 1). I've tried lots of different ways using a clipping ...
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Clipping Mask Problem In Illustrator

I am trying to draw a wall with street light above it. The light is the triangle with 4 corners. I'm trying to clip mask the bricks and triangle but the bricks don't show. They are there when I hover ...
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How to flatten a shape with a pattern fill in Illustrator?

Apologies in advance for the potentially-newbie question – I haven't used Illustrator very much and may not be using the right terminology for things. I have a group of shapes that I've applied a ...
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Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny

I'm trying to open a client SVG format image into illustrator, however I get this message "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny" which means some parts of the image aren't clipped to where they ...
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Clipping mask Problem- AI - CS4

I am building mandalas on Illustrator using this method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQUVn5Bv1M0 Simply put, he uses the polar grid tool to create a slice of whatever number of "spokes" you want,...
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Clipping an object to a path underneath in inkscape

I have two objects A and B that need to be both visible. B is on top of A. I want object B to be clipped to A's boundary. I am using Inkscape 0.92. Currently how I am doing this is that I am ...
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Affinity designer: How to clip an object using multiple other objects collectively

I am new to Affinity Designer. I am trying to clip an object, say, a text 'IMPOSSIBLE' using two intersecting circles so that only 'IMP_empty space_ BLE' is visible (letters within the boundaries of ...
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Clipping mask from complex shape InDesign

this may be a duplicate question but I can't fix this problem with the solutions I've found. I have three images in InDesign: Background 1 Background 2 Mask Image (complex silhouette of a forest) ...