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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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illustrator making freeform gradient on multiple shape

I have in illustrator multiple shape that overlap and I would like to make them have a freeform gradient. I have learn that you can't do that and you need to make them compound path but because they ...
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How do you create irregular, but regular, shapes in Inkscape?

I asked a question about opacity in Inkscape and one suggested solution was to draw a mask. Well, I tried that but failed completely, probably because I don't know the "craft" required to ...
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How to merge all the layers when export as 1 PNG file - NOT as individual each layer

Hi I have PSD file that i want to export the project as a PNG with the LAYERS like this How to merge all layers when exporting as a single PNG file (1) but not each individual layer individually Also,...
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How to trim multiple paths within a clipping mask?

the image below was created from a clipping mask; is there a way to trim what is outside of the mask? I want to keep the paths separate and preserve their individual stroke colours. I have tried using ...
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Is there a filter plugin for Photoshop that allows to turn luminocity to alpha?

I'm looking for a simple filter that turns luminocity to alpha and works for smart objects. My use case is creating non-destructive workflow luminocity masks and manual HDR photo merge in Photoshop.
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Paint the inside of the clipping mask without affecting the other layer

I am new to PS and I have no experience with Graphic Design whatsoever. Here is what I did: I started with a white background layer. Created a new layer (1) and made a rectangle with the selection ...
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Illustrator SVG export tossing around path locations / rotations

I'm trying to export a pretty simple icon I made in illustrator to svg for use on a webpage, but when I export it, two of the thick curved lines in my graphic are tossed off to the side and rotated ...
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Photoshop Brush With a Vector Mask

Is it possible to create a brush that understands a vector mask? This is the basic idea of what I'd like to achieve. I have other mountain brushes, and this process (manually) is pretty much my work ...
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How to edit a clipping mask that is a smart object - Photoshop cc

Created a clipping mask using a smart object. I was wondering if I wanted to add or subtract to the clipping mask would I have to rasterise it first?
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How to clip JPG to a PNG shape?

I have a problem with Inkscape. I want to clip JPG portrait to a shape of paint-splatter PNG (technically two of the same paint splatter PNG grouped into one but I tried with just one to same non-...
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Inkscape: Stroke on clipped shape

Is there a way to add stroke on clipped objects? Steps: create a picture and a shape move the shape onto the picture select both and set clip It is a way to do this? (stroke around the clipped ...
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Make text transparent in Photoshop

I have two layers of text and a blue background. I want to make the "SERIEB2" text transparent in order to see the background and "cut" the text below. How can I make it via ...
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Blank clip when Inkscape SVG is exported

I am having an issue with an SVG image that includes a clipped element. This is what I see when I have the SVG file opened in Inkscape: where image369 in layer 3 is a clip from a bigger image I ...
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In Illustrator how do you export just clipping mask interior?

I have an illustration containing text and brush strokes and would like to export it as 3 files each containing what is inside one of the three green shapes. I've tried creating a clipping mask from ...
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Illustrator - make area of an image within a shape transparent

I'm new to Illustrator and struggling to solve this issue. I've created this image and I'm trying to make the area covered by the top layer (the white cloudy part with the circular cutout) transparent....
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clipping mask fills the borders of the shape-photoshop

I want to fill a shape(rectangular) with a photo using create clipping mask option. but it only fills the borders of the shape and not inside the shape. something like the problem in this post, only ...
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How to export clipping mask in illustrator

I am trying to export an object as an SVG (or even as a path in Figma would be fine). The problem is that every time I try to export something that has a clipping mask in it as an SVG, it looks ...
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How to flatten a clip in inkscape

Sometimes I find myself dealing with some complex shapes (consiting of many Path groups) and the easiest way to ✌ crop ✌ a part of that is to use a clip. In such cases, using boolean operations (Union,...
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Why does Inkscape transform my "use"d clip path?

So among a bunch of problems that I've run into while trying to make a mouth, I've come across a workaround that kind of works. I make two paths: one "lip path" (the primary and clip path), ...
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How do you have an image split between two shapes that are on either side of the page? An image that can contain text that is directly editable

Basically I need something like two smart objects that are on either side of a page and then an image splits between these two smart objects. It's hard to explain so I'll try my best to use imagery to ...
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How to delete everything outside the clipping mask?

My goal is to delete everything outside the clipping mask. What I've tried: Put an image. Create a shape on top of the image. Create clipping mask with Object > Clipping Mask > Make Select the ...
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Ai to PDF - Don't include portion of images hidden by clipping mask

I have created an AI file that contains images that have portions hidden by clipping masks. When I save this AI file as a PDF file, the PDF file contains the full images. Is there a way to save to PDF ...
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Illustrator - stroke disappears in Draw Inside mode

I tried to draw a circle inside a rectangle using the Draw Inside mode, and when I did it the stroke around the rectangle simply disappeared. Strangely, the fill stayed the same, of course apart from ...
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Not able to overlay paint brush on Photoshop 2022

I am new to photoshop. Using Photoshop 2022 latest update. I am learning it. Now the issue is (Not sure if it is an issue. Couldn't find any use full info on search) I opened an image Added a ...
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How to merge 2 shapes with condition "remove the child shape part which is outside the parent shape" in Photoshop?

My goal is to hide the "child shape" part which is outside the "parent shape". See below the image, the green shape outside the black shape should not be seen. The problem is that ...
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Inkscape - is it possible to make path intersection affecting only one of paths?

I want to intersect path A with path B that would modify path A to such intersection will not affect at all path B I know about Path -> intersection but that affects both paths. I know about ...
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Clipped path behavior when skewed

When I clip a path and then transform it using the skew tool, the skewed version has a variable width. E.g. the green path is a clipped version of the red one. Copies at the bottom are skewed at once. ...
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Use SVG clip path as binary choice on showing objects?

This post may be too much on the technical side for this forum, but I don't know which other forum may be appropriate. I would like to use the SVG clip path to act as a threshold for if you will show ...
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masking hair/feathers photoshop CS6

I'm following a tutorial for cutting out hair from a background and applying it to this photo of a parrot and cutting around its feather. So far through following the tutorial I have... Selected and ...
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Feather Clipping Mask in Adobe Illustrator

I've searched and funnily enough can't seem to find a solution to this otherwise simple problem. I have a circle clipping mask and inside it contains some vector graphics. I'd like to simply apply a ...
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Applying several masks to an object in Inkscape

I've got a raster image (a photo of someone's face) on which I would like to apply two specific masks. The photo is the following: The masks I want to apply are like so (1st column is photo, 2nd ...
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Don't understand why clipping mask isn't working

I'm using Illustrator on this project. My goal is to cut the dual flag image to the shape of the cat's head, like what I figured a simple clipping mask would do. The cat's head has a transparent ...
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Why does my Eps file look like an image?

Why my eps (eps 10) file in Adobe AI is not working and it behaves like an image? I can't change anything. When I look at the layer panel it seems like an image.I deleted the layer of the link file. ...
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combining two panorama pictures together to remove the light sources in both

So I have these two panorama shots: They were taken with a GoPro max on a tripod. The tripod was in the same place for both shots - the only difference between the two shot is the direction that the ...
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Why clipping mask makes everything disappear?

So I tried all the suggested solutions in similar topics, however, nothing works so far. I have a group of objects and I want to use a clipping mask. My object is on the top, but no matter if it's ...
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How to overlay gradient mesh on top of text cutting the gradient out of negative space

I have some arched vector text. I created a mesh gradient but I can not figure out how to overlay it just within the letters. Being a mesh I can't seem to make a compound path or clipping mask.
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Adobe Illustrator: Can't make a very simple clipping mask

Of course, I'm a total newbie with Illustrator, but as per title I can't get the clipping mask tool to work in this basic situation: The dialog says: Unable to create a clipping mask. The top ...
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How to change the colour of a shaped clipping mask in GIMP

I made a file in Adobe Photoshop. Using a black coloured brush, I made a simple watercolour 'stamp', then clipped a solid colour layer mask to it, so that I can change the colour of the watercolour ...
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InDesign - How to apply clipping mask to drop shadow

I'm working on a design with a phone hovering above a tablet, which is itself also hovering above a surface. I'm trying to figure out how to mask this drop shadow, so it looks more realistic and doesn'...
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Illustrator - paint/draw inside the drawing created from brush strokes, not shapes

I have been struggling with this for last few days and decided to get expert help here. I have drawing like below (original art is more complex) which was created using brush strokes (no built-in ...
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Photoshop stacking clipping masks

Photoshop 2020 So, can I somehow stack clipping masks non-destructively? Say I have 3 layers. I want Layer1 to clip Layer2, and Layer3 clip them both. Right now if you try to stack it, all the layers ...
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Use clipping mask to fill transparent shape in photoshop

I have a rectangle in photoshop that is transparent with a black outline, and I'd like to make a frame-by-frame animation of the rectangle filling with red. I know there are a few ways to do this but ...
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GIMP: Create a mask for a layer group

I have an .xcf with several layer groups, each of which has a background image (from an outside source) and then a blackout layer on top of it which covers up everything from the background that I don'...
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Illustrator: how can I truly clip an svg image?

I sometimes use illustrator to make an image, then clip that image. When I export the image to svg all of the clipped parts of the image still affect the boundaries of the svg. I want a scalable ...
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Affinity Designer: Overlaying Colours

I would like to know the steps to achieve the colour effect in the picture below. As you can see, the overlaying parts between objects have different colours. I believe this is done with some layering ...
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Can I turn this clipping mask object into a regular shape?

I am working in Illustrator with this clipart, and part of the hand is a clipping mask I cannot seem to turn into a "normal" shape: When I release the Clipping Mask, I get: This is what ...
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Illustrator: How to make clipping mask that doesn't distort compound paths?

I'm working on a complex map graphic in Illustrator that includes hundreds of layers, compound paths, etc. I want to create a clipping mask out of a rectangular portion of this map, but when I do the ...
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How to correctly use inverse clipping on objects in Inkscape

I'm trying to remove part of a graphic using clipping in Inkscape, but I can't manage to do it. I've tried all the options under Object > Clip and Object > Mask The picture below illustrates the ...
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Interlocking shapes with clipping mask and stroke

I'm trying to create something like this: (Ignore the gray diagonal line) I have the female symbol and the rainbow flag. I know how to add stroke, create clipping masks, and create interlocking solid-...
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Apply clipping mask on strokes

I'm producing some vector artwork for laser cutting, and need to create some hatching using parallel lines. This has been built using two initial line profiles, then using a shape blend between them ...
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