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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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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Why does a clipping mask layer sit below the layer that can be seen, instead of on top?

It seems backwards to me that the clipping mask layer is below the layer that you want masked. If I'm looking down through the layers, why wouldn't the clipping mask layer be on top of the layer I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to delete a specific shape from an image without rasterizing the shape?

I have the following image: I want to cut the volume slider and acheive the following result: Actually I made this a month ago. But now when I tried using the same method it is not working. I ...
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Outlining dot patterns in Illustrator

I have a logo created with a dot pattern clipped by a mask. Is there anyway to outline that pattern as is without losing its look? I design for custom engraving and the laser machine needs to read ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How, in Illustrator, do I release a clipping mask without releasing masks contained by that group?

Example: Illustrate a fake "painting" to go in a scene, and apply a clipping mask to bound it to the frame. Group whole scene and apply clipping mask to the layer, or to the group if there are ...
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Clipping Mask Problem In Illustrator

I am trying to draw a wall with street light above it. The light is the triangle with 4 corners. I'm trying to clip mask the bricks and triangle but the bricks don't show. They are there when I hover ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 fill in a shape with content in illustrator

I am completely new to Illustrator, however my boss asked me to make a graphic in illustrator. A list of things he sent me: First, this mock up image for what he wants: as well as the .ai file ...
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Photoshop Masking vs. Illustration Masking. Why are layers in the opposite order? [closed]

To mask an image, why in Photoshop (or Sketch) is the mask under the image, while in Illustrator (or After Effects) the mask is above the image?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...