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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Copying/pasting (or transferring) clipping masked image Illustrator to Photoshop

Little question about working between Illustrator and Photoshop when using clipping masks over images (photograph Jpeg). I have created a layout in Illustrator, and am trialling different Jpeg ...
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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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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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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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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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Illustrator exports size of whole JPEG rather than its clipping mask

I am opening my JPEG putting a shape on top and then creating a clipping mask. This works great and I end up with what I want, however my JPEG is still there in the background and the outlines still ...
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Illustrator clipping mask leaves an outline

This question has already been asked a couple times: here and here*. Those question's answers do not satisfy me, however, and I think it is a slightly different issue. Besides, I'm using Illustrator ...
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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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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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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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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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Clipping Mask Issue: "Cannot make Mask"

I'm SO frustrated! I mocked up this design the other day with no issues and today none of the functions are working. I dragged my image in, placed it behind the letter I want to use as a mask, ...
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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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Clipping mask over photo doesn't show in PDF [duplicate]

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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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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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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How to export with a clipping mask in illustrator

I am trying to export an object as a svg that has a clipping mask in it in illustrator. When I look at the svg, everything inside the clipping mask disappears. Can anyone tell me why this is happening ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...