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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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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How can I create a clipping mask using a contour group?

I'm trying to create a clipping mask using something I've imported with the adobe capture app which into illustrator - this has shown up as a contour group. I've looked at other answers on here ...
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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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How can I use clipping masks in libre software without side effects when creating a print-ready EPS file for fabric?

I'm creating a vintage style design for a t-shirt with a weathered texture. I heard that inkscape can't create print ready EPS files as it converts everything into raster files, then throw them all ...
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Is it possible to use a group as one of the layers in a clipping group?

To make it perfectly clear - there are two types of layers in a clipping group One layer which determines the boundaries of the group One or more layers above 1. which "pour into" the boudaries set ...
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How to mask a group?

I have a bunch of groups and I want to mask them using a shape. Is there any way to do that? (Without having to rasterize or unwrap the layers)
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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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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 do I turn a clippath into vectors?

I am new to inkscapeand have the following problem: I need to generate an svg image which does not contain a clippath - only vectors. But I used a clip mask to create a shaped pattern from an outline ...
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Place image on text with effects - Adobe Illustrator

I have a logo where I have applied effects to the text. I have a transparent image of some stars I would like to apply over the text but when I create a clipping mask it removes the colour of the text....
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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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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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Why does my clipping mask not work?

I've been looking for a while and i haven't found an answer so far, So i make a compound path of all the paths in "quentin" , and then convert it to a clipping mask in Layer 1. Then i dragged the ...
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How to remove background from a complex figure?

I want to remove the background from this cartoon image :- . I have made outline with the bezier tool. But when i am filling the color in it, it is not filling the whole image.:- and that's why ...
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How can I use multiple layers as a subtractive mask for a single layer in After Effects?

I am trying use the three lines as a subtractive mask for the circle. Each line is it's own layer that animates over the circle. What I tried: 1.) Using TrkMat to mask the one of the lines. (this ...
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Interlacing Letter Objects Using Transparency Mask?

I'm interested in preserving the object integrity of the two letters in the image on the left. However, I would like to interlace the letters in the same manner as the image on the right without ...
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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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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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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 to delete inside part of a photo in Adobe Illustrator

I am very new to Illustrator so sorry for the simple question. I wanted to delete an inside part of an image and I cannot find a way to do that. I already used the Clipping Mask to delete the ...
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Clipping path in Tiff. How to make use of it?

I got a TIFF with an embedded clipping path according to the photographer. I do not know how to use this clipping path. When opening the TIFF with gimp I don't see any hints or elements concerning ...
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Photoshop - Export Asset with multiple clipping masks

How could I export all my clipping masks (the clipping masks in different colors and pattern - 32 clipping masks) in one go with a single asset/model? My normal approach is to export manually, one by ...
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Masking an image using a shape with layer style in Photoshop

I am working on a UI design in Photoshop CC 2019. I have an image and I would like to mask it with a shape. Masking works fine with the shape. But if I applied some layer style like gradient or color ...
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Photoshop: Is it possible to "apply" a clipping mask?

Is it possible to "apply" a clipping mask, just like I can apply a layer mask? Let's say I have two layers like this: (I know it's ugly but it makes my point clearer) When I create a clipping mask ...
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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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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 edit clipping mask path after creating in illustrator?

I'm a photoshop (and Fireworks) user. I'm trying to move over to illustrator for my graphic design. In fireworks and photoshop, I can create a 'layer mask', then use any tool (usually a paint brush/...
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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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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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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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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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Exporting clipping mask from Illustrator to use in PowerPoint

I have used a clipping mask in Illustrator on a vector object. When I export as EMF and import in to PowerPoint the mask got released. Is there any way to export from Illustrator and retain the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 to create a illusion of depth? (some kind of clipping mask between two object)

I have a circle object and a fish object. Now, the fish is half-way through the circle so head should be in front of circle and vice versa end of the fish behind the circle. How to do this? I've ...
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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 ...