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Interlocking shapes with clipping mask and stroke

First, create a Gradient: You can get hard edges in a gradient by placing color stops at the same location. For example, above there is a red and an orange color stop both at 15%, then an orange and ...
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Illustrator Script to Release All Clipping Masks & Groupings, Etc

You don't need a script to release all clipping mask in one step, just do: Select->Object->Clipping Mask Edit->Clear But it can also be done via script: app.executeMenuCommand("Clipping Masks ...
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Affinity designer: How to clip an object using multiple other objects collectively

There are two answers.. 1. You can't. it's "IMPOSSIBLE" :) 2. You can. it's NOT "IMPOSSIBLE" :) In the first answer.. it's basic rule that you have to combine shapes..to use masking feature. ...
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How to create this text effect in Illustrator? (one word, 2 different colours)

place the shape and the text as required convert the text to paths select the text and the shape apply the Divide options from the Pathfinder palette use the direct selection tool or ungroup the ...
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combining two panorama pictures together to remove the light sources in both

One possible method to do this would be to use Photoshop's Image Statistics script to stack the images. Before you start, make sure both images are separate files, located in the same folder. Click ...
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Why does this AI Illustrator clipping mask not work?

You need a single path to create a clipping mask. You can't use a group of objects or objects with effects etc (the effects would be disregarded anyway). Simple fix: Select all of your circles and ...
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Illustrator clipping mask problem

The way you are currently doing it is one possible solution, but as you have seen it gets a bit tricky working with strokes, clipping masks and pathfinder. I'll show you how I would tackle this: 1. ...
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Illustrator: preparing to deliver a logo

Be aware: It's a good idea to retain a "master file" containing live type and un-expanded art for you in case it's needed in the future. Don't provide the "master" to the client. ...
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Complex Composition with Clipping mask

Imho, there's a much easier and flexible way to achieve what you want. You can create a very simple pattern based on a single line. Set the wanted thickness and gap with the pattern options panel. ...
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Illustrator: Projection of one object onto another

You can use Illustrators drawing modes to achieve this without the need for clipping masks. Draw the shape you want to use as the base shape. Select the appropriate drawing mode from the tools panel (...
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How to trim a bunch of open curves with a closed shape in Adobe Illustrator?

One method would be to just click the Outline button on the Pathfinder Panel, reapply the stroke, then remove unwanted pieces. This keeps the strokes as strokes rather than expanding them. If you are ...
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How to flatten a shape with a pattern fill in Illustrator?

Assuming that you created the pattern and it is constructed of strokes, it's a fairly simple process. Select the shape(s) and hit go to Object → Expand (this will covert the "filled" shape to a ...
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Shape looks cut off / cropped - different problem?

There's a drop shadow SVG filter, but the shapes are being cropped by the dimensions of Flood effect of the filter. To fix it, open the SVG in Inkscape (since it was created in Inkscape). Select one ...
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How to correctly use inverse clipping on objects in Inkscape

I suspect you want to use Object > Clip > Set inverse (LPE). The only thing is that it doesn't work properly on a text object because it isn't a path. However, you can convert the text to paths ...
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Illustrator - paint/draw inside the drawing created from brush strokes, not shapes

Here's one method Select the black lines you drew Do Object > Expand Appearance Select the Shape Builder tool, and click in the centre, to make the inside a closed shape Do Ungroup Shift+Ctrl+G ...
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Feather Clipping Mask in Adobe Illustrator

You actually want an Opacity mask, not a Clipping mask. Clipping masks are hard edged, always. Opacity mask can have, well, opacity tweaks. It is not possible to "feather" a clipping mask ...
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Illustrator exports size of whole JPEG rather than its clipping mask

That is all working as expected and is how things should work. Your image will always still be behind the clipping mask, thats how a clipping mask works—it masks the image, rather than destructively ...
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Illustrator clipping mask leaves an outline

Use the Window "Transparency". Group all the layers you want to mask and clic "Make a Mask". On the left of the button, two squares appeared. The one on the right is your mask. ...
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Illustrator Script to Release All Clipping Masks & Groupings, Etc

Here you go (this is not super thoroughly tested if it has a bug let me know abd i will support you): #target illustrator // releaseEverything.jsx // // Copyright (c) 2017 Janne Ojala // // Licence:...
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How to export with a clipping mask in illustrator

Select all the objects within your clipping mask, go to edit > expand appearance > object on, fill on, re-apply your clipping mask and try exporting again. That being said, is there a reason you want ...
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Creating an inner stroke (sort of) on a clipped object

I downloaded the SVG to examine it. The black object is a clone. That's why you can't edit it properly. An easy way to find out if an object is a clone is to examine it in the XML editor in Inkscape....
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Auto Add Clipping Mask When Adding Adjustment Layers

If you mean automatic as in the default behaviour, then I don't know a way to change that. However, there's no need to use the menus to add a clipping mask to an adjustment layer. Alt+clicking ...
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Clipping Mask makes coloured box disappear

Because the colored box is your clipping mask. Clipping masks can not have fills. If you want a colored background add another colored rectangle behind all the artwork, then make the clipping mask. ...
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What is a clipping path?

Short Answer : Clipping path is the specific path or bound of area from where your images are clipped or cut. Full Answer : basically in photo editing sometimes there comes situation when you have ...
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Apply clipping mask on strokes

Release the Clipping Mask. With it all selected still, use the Shape Builder Tool and hold down the Option/Alt Key while dragging over the extended paths. This will remove them. Lastly select the ...
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Why does my Eps file look like an image?

If you hit CTRL+Y in Illustrator it goes into 'Outline Mode' and then, if all you can see at this point is a rectangle with a big X across, then your EPS file is a raster image (a photo), not actual ...
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Illustrator: Projection of one object onto another

Create a Clipping Mask Duplicate your circle and place it above your rectangle. With your circle and rectangle selected, go to Object > Clipping Mask > Make After you've masked the rectangle to the ...
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