How do you make a compound clipping path in Illustrator?
Select "Edit" in the top menu > Select "Copy" and then select "Edit" in the top menu > Select "Paste". Move the new text out of the way while you focus on making your clipping mask. Select the text outlined above the stars. Select "Object" from the top menu > Select "Compound Path" > "Create".
What is a compound clipping path?
Last updated on Wednesday, December 09, 2020. A compound clipping path is made up of two or more subpaths that are used to mask each other. For example, if you need to enclose an image in the shape of a donut, you can draw two circular paths to clip the image into and out of the O shape.
Why can't I make a clipping mask in Illustrator?
You have to select more than one object. Both the path/shape you want as clipping mask and the objects you want to mask. The mask path/shape must be the top object of the layer.
When I make a clipping mask does everything disappear?
The path used as clipping mask will lose its fill/stroke (set to none). If you want the clipping mask to have a fill/stroke, you'll need to add it back after converting it to a clipping mask (make sure you select only 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. An example is when you already have a large bitmap image inside a clipping mask along with other content on top, say a combination of shapes, images, and text, and then try to make another clipping mask on top of that.
Can a clipping mask be expanded?
It's very simple, you can select all the clip creation layers and from the transform option (Ctrl+T) you can expand it.
What does it mean that clipping will be lost on the round trip to tiny?
SVG Tiny is a subset of SVG designed for use with mobile devices like cell phones. ... The alert simply tells you that the clipping mask will not survive the trip back to SVG Tiny, if you save it in that format.
Can't you make the clipping mask must contain a path used as a clipping mask?
“I can't make a 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 the three shapes in front and the square and Pathfinder>Minus front. Make sure that all your pieces are empty and without traces and in front on the colored square. Select them all, and from the Object menu, choose Compound Path>Make.
What is a masking route?
Drawing a mask path is similar to drawing a shape path. (See Create a shape or mask by dragging with the shape tools and Create a Bézier shape or mask with 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 the 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 object further back in the stacking order.