How do you make a compound clipping mask in Illustrator?

How do you make a compound clipping path in Illustrator?

Select “Edit” in top menu > Select “Copy” then Select “Edit” in top menu > Select “Paste”. Move the new text out of your way as you concentrate on making your clipping mask. Select the outlined text above the stars. Select “Object” in top menu > Select “Compound Path” > “Make”.

What is a compound clipping path?

Last Updated on Wed, 09 Dec 2020. A compound clipping path is made up of two or more subpaths used to mask each other. For example, if you need to enclose an image in a doughnut-like shape, you can draw two circular paths to clip the image inside and outside the O shape.

Why can’t I make clipping mask in Illustrator?

You have to select more than one object. Both the path/shape that you want as clipping mask, and the object(s) you want to mask. The mask path/shape must be the top object in the layer.

When I make a clipping mask everything disappears?

The path used as a clipping mask will lose it’s fill/stroke (it gets set to none). If you want the clipping mask itself to have a fill/stroke you will have to add it back after turning it into a clipping mask (make sure you select just that path).

Why is my clipping mask turning white?

This happens to me when the content is too complicated and detailed or has too many layers. One example is when you have a big bitmap image already within a clipping mask along with other content on top, let’s say a mix of shapes, images and text, and then try to make another clipping mask on top of that.

Can you expand a clipping mask?

It’s very simple, you can select all layers of clip making & from the transform option (Ctrl+T) can expand it.

What does clipping will be lost on roundtrip to tiny mean?

SVG Tiny is a subset of SVG intended for use with mobile devices such as cell phones. … The alert is simply telling you that the clipping mask will not survive the trip back to SVG Tiny, if you save it in that format.

Can’t make clipping mask a path used as a clipping mask must contain?

“Can’t make clipping mask. A path used as a clipping mask must contain at least two connected anchor points.” Thanks for your help.

Can’t make a compound path?

Select all three shapes in front and the square and Pathfinder>Minus front. Make sure all of your pieces are unfilled and unstroked and in front on the colored square. Select them all and from the Object menu choose Compound Path>Make.

What is a masking path?

Drawing a mask path is similar to drawing a shape path. (See Create a shape or mask by dragging with shape tools and Create a Bezier shape or mask using the Pen tool.)

What is a compound path in Illustrator?

A compound path contains two or more paths that are painted so that holes appear where paths overlap. When you define objects as a compound path, all objects in the compound path take on the paint and style attributes of the backmost object in the stacking order.

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