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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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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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 ...
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Masking complex groups in Adobe Illustrator

I'd like to create a clipping mask using two groups. My structure is as follows: <Group> <several Compound Paths> <Group> <Rectangle> <Image> My assumption ...
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Inkscape: Stroke to path on clipped object

Draw a circle with a wide stroke. Draw a rectangle covering half. Mark both. Object > Clip > Set How do I make convert the wide stroke of the resulting half circle to a path similar to: convert ...
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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 ...
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I am not able to put an object behind a Rounded Rectangle

I am not able to put an object behind a Rounded Rectangle Cropping results in complete removal of the object to be put behind and clipping a mask produces the same result
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Adding graphic style to text containing image within in illustrator

Originally I added a graphic style to text that contained an image within them. Now, I'm trying to recreate the design and add the same graphic style. 1) I outlined the text, then used compound path ...
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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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Transform/convert shape into line

I want to create a clipping mask (Object > Clipping Mask) with a rounded rectangle shape above an image. But when I do it, rounded edges get angled (straight, without rounds). How to transform that ...
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How to create forms using a texture?

I am following this tutorial and have reached the 8th step. I cannot understand how the author has placed the texture over the shapes and he has done it in multiple different ways. Can someone help ...
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How to replace Smart Object in Photoshop mockup and make it fit?

I have purchased a mockup and am trying to replace a Smart Object in it by selecting in Photoshop CS6 menu: "Layer" -> "Smart Objects" -> "Replace Contents..." and then selecting my 2000 x 2000 ...
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How to color fill clipping masks on a template?

I am trying to create a sail sign by using the template provided here: https://www.creativebanner.com/Product/Select?Sku=191384&productId=4740&returnUrl=%2FProduct%3FIndex%3D0%26Available%3D14%...
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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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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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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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Which way is better for creating logo in illustrator?

Anyone can advise on the following? I’m not a professional designer, but I’m helping my friend to develop a logo. She would like a gold gradient for the logo instead of a solid color. I have two ...
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Software for marketing clip [duplicate]

Recently I saw a lot of marketing clips built like this. Mostly I'm talking about the words that jumps and become vertical/horizontal etc. (I'm not talking about the pictures, only the words) I ...
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color a line with a clipping mask illustrator

Im trying to color a line using a clipping mask but the only thing I get is to affect the saturation of the line, not the color. Is there any option or way that doesn't involve going to every single ...
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Cannot apply Clipping mask to a group / minus front from a groupd

I have 3 pieces of a basic map markers each pointing into different cardinal direction. What I would like to achieve is to have three "arrows" pointing into each cardinal direction N,E and W. (South ...
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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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I have a set of blended lines, how can i make it into a vector shape?

I am trying to make a clipping mask of blended lines that would clip an object, i was able to create what I needed at a specific scale but on increasing the size of the clip the strokes thinned out ...
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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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Clipping Mask doesn't work with Artboard in PS CC 2015.1.2. How to enable?

So I have this set up. And the image have to be behind Rectangle 1 but over background Layer 1. But for some reason it is not. How to make it work as expected?
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Cant create clipping mask with blend options in AI?

Ok, fairly new to blend options here and I am having trouble even after watching tutorials on how to make a clipping mask with a shape and a set of lines created with the blend tool. Here I have my ...
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Creat a transparency mask such as clipping mask?

I can see a "Creat mask" button in the transparency pannel. Its such an easy way to quickly add texture on my shape. But the thing is that its made to manage transparency whereas i would like creat ...
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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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InDesign: how to create a clipping mask

I'm trying to create a Clipping Mask a la Photoshop in InDesign, but I seem to hit a wall. I was trying to use a bw-png (actual file-gamut is rgb) with some transparency data as clipping mask using ...
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Can Illustrator export an artboard and have it ignore paths that extend into it from other artboards?

I’m working with a design that essentially looks like a mosaic of tiles, like this: I’ve written a script that splits this single-artboard graphic into individual artboards that retain the position ...
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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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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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Using placed Illustrator file as clipping mask in InDesign

I'm having an issue working out how to create a clipping mask with placed (not copy and pasted) illustrator artwork. I have an icon set that I manage in illustrator. I create an artboard per icon and ...
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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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Why does my clipping mask not work on the artwork below it, it make the artwork disappear?

I have a compound path on top, which is an outline of a table cloth on a table. I am trying to get the artwork below it to take the shape of the table cloth outline so that it gives an idea of what ...
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Inkscape Clip Shape and Filter

The top layer has a drop shadow, but the shadow should not have any effect on the transparent area outside of the circle. I tried using duplicating the circle and using Path-->Intersection, but ...
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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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Photoshop: Cutting path out of layer

Having trouble cutting the path out from the above image. I managed to cut the outside with a layer mask, but when i do that now for this it crops just that area. Do I need to invert it somehow?
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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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How to release clipping masks on Illustrator?

I'm having trouble to find where do I release a clipping mask on Illustrator. I want to release it to make another mask, but when I select the object which is "equipped" with the mask, it only selects ...
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How to delete outside of a clipping mask, containing the layers

For a landscape architecture project, I have made a very big scaled masterplan. For the next fase, I want to make a detailed zoom in of a specific part of the site. For this, I have to enlarge the ...
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Photoshop - Knock out hair from busy background [duplicate]

I've tried going through a variety of tutorials, and have seen a variety of techniques for knocking out people from backgrounds in Photoshop...but none seem to show how to properly clip hair if the ...