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 a yellow color stop both at 30%, then repeated for yellow/green, green/blue, blue/purple.
Then, draw one shape. Duplicate and move it. Use the Shape Builder ...
You don't need a script to release all clipping mask in one step, just do:
But it can also be done via script:
app.executeMenuCommand("Clipping Masks menu item");
The same for ungroupping all objects and release all compound paths:
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.
in the second answer..
Simply, make them a group .. right click and mask them down.. look at the image bellow.
but.. You will have to ungroup, unmask, ...
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 result to colour each part as required
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 File > Scripts > Statistics, hit Browse, navigate to the images' location, and add the two images, set the Stack Mode to "Mean", and click OK. ...
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. Create your first petal.
Use a Transform effect (Effect → Distort & Transform → Transform...) to duplicate the petals.
Set the transform origin ...
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. But you keep it in your files for your use.
Yes. Whenever possible and feasible convert type to outlines for client delivered files. I post "possible and ...
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.
See https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/patterns.html for more details about how to create and apply patterns.
Select your map and, in the Appearance ...
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 (below the color selector)
Anything you draw or paste will now be clipped by the base shape you selected (depending on the drawing mode selected).
The three ...
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 create a compound path (Object → Compound Path → Make or Ctrl / cmd+8). Compound paths essentially treat a group of paths as one single path, allowing you to use ...
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 okay with expanding the strokes, you can expand everything then Pathfinder -> Merge and then delete unwanted pieces. Or adjust pathfinder options to remove ...
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 clipping mask)
Then do Object → Expand again (you only need to tick off Strokes) - this will convert your strokes to paths (Can also do Object → Path → Outline ...
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 of the objects, and click Filters > Filter Editor
In the filter editor select the "Flood" effect, and select the Filter General Settings tab.
Manually adjust ...
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 using Path > Object to Path, then the inverse clip should work.
Here's an example
If you want to mask editable text, then you'll need a different approach. ...
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 cropping it.
The problem is therefor how you are exporting your artwork. However you export your artwork there are basically two options, export everything or ...
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. Make Black shapes to mask and white shapes to reveal. There won't be any lines on the export.
Here you go (this is not super thoroughly tested if it has a bug let me know abd i will support you):
// Copyright (c) 2017 Janne Ojala
// Licence: https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT
var objs = app.activeDocument.pageItems;
// or if you want only selection use app.activeDocument.selection
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 this to be a SVG specifically? Is it for web use? If not, you could skip all those steps and export as an EPS.
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. If you see the selected item is showing something like <svg:use id="use1234">, then that means it's a clone. A normal path looks like this <svg:path ...
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 between the two layers will toggle the clipping mask on the adjustment layer.
Obviously adding a clipping mask will make no difference to the image if the ...
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.
Whatever shape you use for a clipping mask should never have a fill. Well, you can add a fill. But as you've discovered, that fill will be removed when the ...
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 some extra or unwanted things (like you have shot picture of apple but unfortunately you shot the banana near it but now you want only apple) so you will start ...
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 hollow, no fill, no stroke, path that was the mask and remove it. You'll be left with only paths in the shape you want.
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
Select the closed shape you made
Set the fill and stroke of this shape to none
Select the brush tool, and select the Draw Inside mode
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 circle's path, you can place the duplicated circle below your masked rectangle, as below.
First, you may need a pathfinder. Which can be found on Window > Pathfinder.
Then do the following:
Select the lines that you may need to cut it out, and then do Pathfinders > Outline.
(optional)2a. You may ungroup them, to select each individuals.
2b. Now, you can select the following excess lines by using any selection tool you like. I prefer, the main ...