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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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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: Convert Layer to Mask

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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Adobe Illustrator: New Clipping Mask Error

I am an illustrator and I sometimes like to use paint splotch / grunge shaped vector images (ex. https://www.freepik.com/premium-vector/grunge-brushes-with-stains-splashes-drops-ink_5307110.htm#page=3&...
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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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How to make sure the clipping in a .svg created with Inkscape are imported well in Illustrator

I received a .svg design made with Inkscape and I need to convert it to .ai to send it to a printer. But when opened with Illustrator, lots of features were changed. Most notably, some of the masks (&...
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Shape clipped by invisble object in Inkscape

I'm drawing in Inkscape a map for a design project I'm working on. At the bottom of the map I have a legend with all the symbols I use. I noticed that one of the symbol(the blue arrow) seems to be ...
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How can I distort one picture to make it match the perspective grid of another?

I am interested in adding shops to this image: It does not need to look perfect, but my main problem is matching the perspective and location (the street width is different). I want to use google ...
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Apply filter only on clipped bitmap in Inkscape

I would like to apply a filter in Inkscape only on the clipped part of an object. I want to apply a filter only on part of a bitmap (shown here as a white square). Typically, I use Set Clip to select ...
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How do I make it so that brush stroke is part of mask?

This is probably an easy thing to answer but I'm trying to make a simple image mask with a brush stroke type mask I have a basic shape with a artistic brush stroke: But when I try Object > ...
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stretching clipping mask based on clipping mask dim photoshop cs6

what should I do if I want to stretch the clipping mask together with the masked layer based on clipping mask dimensions, in photoshop cs6? can I set the final dimensions using numbers? thanks
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Inkscape clipping a text with path is not working

I am trying to clip a simple text with a path on Inkscape and is not working. Here is my text : Here is my path on top of my original text : Then I select both, and I click on Object --> Clip --&...
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Creating a multi-coloured SVG that can be changed to a single colour based off metadata values - clipping masks?

I'm creating a business dashboard. The software I'm using can display SVGs that can change in colour depending on criteria set by the user, which it does by modifying the fill of whichever object in ...
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Illustrator: how to avoid extra white space after export

I am new to Illustrator and need to export artwork to JPG format, but getting some white space around the artwork when exporting.
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Illustrator - Clipping Mask inside a Bubble font

From looking at this screenshot, I would like to put the pattern inside the text but keep the thick black outline. It is a bubble writing font. I have created 2 layers. One for the text, one for the ...
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Border around artwork when exporting Illustrator

I've had a continual issue with exporting Illustrator documents and getting a border around the artwork. See image attached. The artboard is 1080 x 1080 pixels. I created a background box filled ...
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Illustrator - Clipping mask has untidy edges

I'm attempting to draw a basic "armorial achievement" (aka a "coat of arms"). I have a shield outlined with a bold stroke and there is a diagonal white stripe that passes through the shield. I used ...
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Can I clip on all objects at once using Inkscape?

I have created a poster using several objects throughout several layers. I would like to export the final document with a small, white padding. Can I use Inkscape's clipping functionality to create a ...
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Inkscape - Moving objects inside clipping group

I have an image clipped inside a rectangle shape, how can I move the image inside without affecting the rectangle shape? Maybe it is a simple operation but I already search for hours without a right ...
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How do I get a clipping mask to actually cut strokes

I have some map data that I've pulled together from openstreetmap, which has streets marked up as paths. Now, I need to clip the paths with a clipping mask. Clips to As noted above, the streets ...
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Can't move the bottom layer of a clipping mask

I wanted to apply a gaussian blur filter to just a recatngle area across a picture, so I duplicated the background layer, converted it for smart filters, used Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur, then ...
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