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  1. Clipping path in JPEG image file works in placement

    A JPEG file can include clipping path. This clipping path works well when placed in InDesign. However, Illustrator ignores this clipping path.

    If clipping path in JPEG works in placement, the user will be more creative.

    34 votes

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  2. Clipping mask with text

    It would be musch easier if text could work as clipping masks without expanding (or apply the create outline command on) them.

    Thanks for listening!

    0 votes

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  3. Masked object within a masked object?

    Is it possible to put a masked object (with clip) inside another mask? When I do this - the masked object within gets its clipped path released.

    1 vote

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    One can apply a new opacity mask to an object that already has it, if you group this object first — then apply a mask to this container. However, if your object is a single group already, Illustrator won’t allow you to create another group (for obvious reason, to prevent an accidental 'group wrapping'). You can workaround it if you group it with a dummy object and delete it after, or use a free Group Anyway script: https://onthehead.com/ais/group003/
  4. Make Illustrator understand the Mask component of SVGs.

    When importing SVGs into Illustrator, the application does not seem to be able to interpret the native SVG masks used. Attached are two SVGs. One is the original one, and the other which ends with "illustratorfromsvg" is how the SVG looks in illustrator.
    You can open both in your web browser. Notice how the hair of the woman in the SVG that's been opened in illustrator does not cover her shoulders. If you look at the original SVG you can see how the hair is supposed to "mask" her shoulders.
    I have explained this more thoroughly in this…

    2 votes

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  5. Draw inside object filled with free form gradient

    The moment you attempt to paste artwork into an object which has a free form gradient, the gradient fill disappears and can only be retrieved if you perform undo or unclip the pasted artwork.

    I honestly would love to be able to draw inside or paste into artwork filled with a free form gradient without the free form gradient disappearing. Please note that am not talking of workarounds here…

    2 votes

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  6. Don't display clipped outside paths in Outline View option

    Sometimes we have a large pieces of artwork clipped.
    Sometimes we don’t care what’s inside until we isolate these to edit the clipped art directly.
    Still, when we switch to Outline View, we see all the art that is clipped, clumped, overlapping, messy.
    For these cases it would be nice to have an option to not draw parts that are outside and beyond of clipping paths.
    Corel’s products does it a bit wrong — they don’t draw clipped parts in Outline at all, including parts that are inside. Ai should do it better.

    21 votes

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  7. clipping mask broken in illustrator 25.1 update

    When working with clipping masks there is a bug where clipping mask doesn't show up until you select and unselect the clip option.

    2 votes

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  9. Exclude / inverted mode for clipping mask, to view what’s outside of the clipping path instead of inside

    It would be interesting to be able to use the clipping mask to also exclude a path from a shape. This would avoid using the pathfinder (exclusion) to keep the shapes to take back them.

    8 votes

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  10. Make clipping process easier, more like in Photoshop and Affinity Designer

    Could you simplify the clipping mask process making it as in Affinity Designer or invent your one please
    Thanks

    6 votes

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  11. Why the heaven does shift make an object stable, when you drag an object? It is extremely disturbing

    Why the heaven does shift make an object stable, when you drag an object? It is extremely disturbing

    1 vote

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  12. Create outlines while the layer is inside a clipping mask

    I'm forced to move text layers outside of a clipping mask before I can create outlines and then move them back. A small inconvenience but every small thing counts when designing! Thanks :)

    1 vote

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  13. Please allow us to apply proper strokes to clip groups: centered, inside, outside

    Currently you cannot apply strokes to clip groups -- including using the "draw inside" function (see example 1). I would like to be able to apply strokes to clip groups. This might not seem like a big deal, but they also don't work when you apply a stroke to the entire layer appearance (see example two). This means I need to take multiple extra steps to outline something, which is very frustrating.

    20 votes

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  14. Flatten / expand clipping group, crop each object in it to the clipping path

    It would be great to be able to convert a clipping mask into a crop.

    49 votes

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  15. Quick Command for Trim View

    Quick Command for Trim View. I alternate a lot between normal view and trim view but have to stop to select trim view every time.

    19 votes

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  16. An ability to lock fills/strokes separately, and an automated clipping

    One idea makes creating fun and the second easier.
    Can we please be able to lock fills and strokes separately and also make clipping easier and automatic depending on what you have selected perhaps with a key command.

    1 vote

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  17. Don't remove stroke and fill for clipping paths

    Please allow paths to retain formatting when they are made into clipping paths. I see no reason, other than cruelty, to remove the stroke and fill of a path when it is made into a clipping path. If someone can rationalize a benefit for making me have to apply a stroke and fill all over again then at least make a preference for any masochists.

    17 votes

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  18. Artboard masks

    For me the artboard should mask to the edge of the page or to the bleed, I don't want to see any content beyond the edge of the artboard on the pasteboard. The Trim preview is not really suitable for working as then I can't see the pasteboard.

    1 vote

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  19. The new behavior of art being clipped when it goes over the artboard bounding edge an option to turn on or off in preferences

    The clipped art over an artboard edge should be an option to turn on and off. Some users do not want this behavior all the time and if it were a preference, the user can control when it should get clipped.

    2 votes

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  20. shortcut keys for alignment

    Please make clipping mask like Corel Draw's Powerclip.

    1 vote

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