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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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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Illustrator Script to Release All Clipping Masks & Groupings, Etc

Is there a script available for Illustrator that would allow for all clipping masks, groupings and compound paths to be released? Essentially a script that could breakdown a file to it's original ...
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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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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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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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Why does this AI Illustrator clipping mask not work?

Below is a link to a very simple AI file that represents the issue I am having. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6136148/question.ai I am trying to get the dots to be coloured by the gradient ...
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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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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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How to use clipping mask and difference together in Inkscape

Basically I used a clipping mask to cut out some letters in my gradient, then followed the steps in this thread but can't get the same result Here is my lettering after clipping with a path on a ...
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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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Illustrator: preparing to deliver a logo

I'm working on a logo that the client is going to print with transparent background for putting as a watermark on photos and other materials and i'm making another format for a stamp of 40x40mm. I'm ...
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Illustrator clipping mask problem

I've made this petal and turned it into a flower: As you can see I have a problem with the petal no 6. Half of it should overlap petal no 1. I googled that I should use the clipping mask which I did. ...
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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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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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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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Quick method for adding bleed to masked images?

I often need to create bleeds for designs that include photos inside of clipping masks, and I currently know of only two ways, neither being very speed-efficient. Method 1 - Reposition all four ...
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In Inkscape, how do I move individual parts of a clipped region?

I have a layer of shapes and a layer of paths that I am using as the source for laser cutting some objects. My goal is to clip the paths to the outline of the shapes, then move the resulting paths ...
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How to cut "extra" lines in illustrator

Please tell me how do I get rid of redundant lines in illustrator? I covered them up using a clipping mask, but when I go into Outline Mode I can still see/modify them. I'd like to get rid of them.
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How can I add an overlay clipping mask to a multi color map in Illustrator?

I have a large area city map where every neighborhood is a different color. I want a textured overlay on top. When I use the texture as a clipping mask the bottom neighborhoods disappear and only the ...
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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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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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Illustrator: Projection of one object onto another

Consider two overlapping shapes, for example a filled solid rectangle, and a solid circle. I want a quick way to project the rectangle onto the circle in such a way that only the overlapping part is ...
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How to trim a bunch of open curves with a closed shape in Adobe Illustrator?

Suppose I've drawn a bunch of open curves like these: Then I add a closed shape (circle) on top of them: I know that I can use a clipping mask to only show the parts of the curves inside of the ...
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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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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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Shape looks cut off / cropped - different problem?

https://sky-walker.net/temp/test/liquid.svg The problem is similar to this: Shape looks cut off / cropped I have tried: saving the file and reopening - unfortunately it does not help. menu Object /...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/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 filling the intersection instead of cutting

I'm fairly new to Inkscape, so I was trying to clip the upper part of this letter "e" with a rounded rectangle, but when I do that instead of getting the usual result of having the area outside the ...
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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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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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Illustrator: how to draw "snowflake" in live mirror mode?

I want to draw such "snowflake" pic using 1/8 part of it. Is there way to use Illustrator to draw such a snowflake in live mirror mode? I thought that I can use clipping mask and Transform Effects ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...
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Exporting an SVG with a gradient clipping mask from Illustrator

I have a group, and I want to fill it with a gradient. This is the desired outcome: I have tried creating a clipping mask in Illustrator and exporting to an SVG but the shape remains black in the ...