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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 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) ...
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How to create this text effect in Illustrator? (one word, 2 different colours)

How would you create this effect (below) in Illustrator with the coloured text and transparent text over the coloured shape? I've tried using clipping masks and even the live paint bucket tool (which ...
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How to cut up an image into a puzzle.

I'm trying to create a puzzle out of an image using a vector image I picked up from Adobe stock. However, when I create the clipping mask of the shape and the image it turns the entire puzzle into one ...
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Making a Clipping Mask For Line Art in Illustrator

I looked up for this particular kind of question but didn't get good results. So what I've been trying to create seems to be simple but I can't get a workaround. I have this kind of line art flower I'...
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How to make clipping mask out of these objects/similar solution. It says “Can't make clipping path”

So I have this I'm trying to make the sadow only appear on the right side of the petals, and the petals only, so the background stays white. However, I can't make a clipping mask out of the blend ...
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Clipping/Masking On A Timeline/Tweened Frames On Photoshop CS5 and Up

Good day, Art Creators! I have a questions with regards of clipping or masking a certain part of a GIF that I'm making - I'm not sure how would I explain it, but I'd rather show it below: Here's ...
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Clipping mask a straight path

I'm creating a poster with an image as background, text in the middle, and faux border that I did with just the pen tool, no fill, stroke at 10 px, black and style is watercolor brush. I want both the ...
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Illustrator - Make clipping mask with a shape and image out of another shape

I have one big image. That image needs to be in the shape of a circle, so that's the first shape. But, inside the image, there needs to be a coloured square, that on the top of the square also has the ...
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How to remove clipping mask in Illustrator?

I accidentally added a clipping mask on my business card design. I must have pressed a button and I can't seem to undo it. I went to Object->Clipping Mask->Release but they are grayed out. What ...
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Creating an inner stroke (sort of) on a clipped object

Consider the following SVG of a globe: Apart from the inland waters and the latitude/longitude lines, which are not relevant to this question, the SVG is constructed from three shapes: A black object ...
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Adobe Illustrator cc Clipping Mask w/ Large Raster Image

I looked for a similar post to this but had no luck, so hopefully no one yells at me haha. Basically, I rasterized and did a live trace of an image that I wanted to use a clipping mask with, but the ...
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Why do I get this dialog when I open the pattern editor in Illustrator CC?

I created a pattern and dragged it to the swatches panel. Now I keep getting this dialog every time I double click the pattern in the swatches panel to open the pattern editor mode. A clipping mask ...
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Illustrator: Cut Lines out of a shape w/o Clipping

I try to cut a couple of lines into a form of a shape. If I expand the lines into shapes, everything is working fine. Unfortunately, I need to have lines at the end, since the file (svg) is going to a ...
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Photoshop CS6 clipping mask

Sorry for being idiot but I try to recreate effect from tutorial and I might be paranoid but I think I can't get it right. This is how it looks in tutorial. I see it's supposed to be clipping mask (I ...
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Photoshop - Draw sketchy rounded rectangle borders

I would like to draw a sketchy frizzled border around the panels of a comic page in Photoshop. Basically a brush stroke border with a precise alignment to the borders of the rounded rectangle. ...
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Clip set and clip release in Inkscape

Could someone, please, explain me dumb proof what is a clip set and what is a clip release? I learned how to make an inner shadow in Inkscape using Clip->Set, but I am still confused what is ...
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How to use complex objects as clipping masks in Illustrator?

I am trying to make a clipping mask using a gold foil background and a mandala. When I try to make the clipping mask it says "The top object is very complex, and may fail the document to print or ...