Option to export to clipping mask boundaries
When exporting assets to raster formats, it would be a huge time saver if we had an option to use the boundaries of clipping masks as the edge of the exported artwork. I created three triangles and used a circle as a clipping mask in the attached image. You can see that the exported file has a lot of padding around the artwork because the outer edges of the triangles are used as the boundaries of the file.
If there was an additional option to use the clipping mask boundary as the edge of the exported raster file, it would mean that I wouldn’t have to open every exported file in Photoshop to then crop to the edges of the artwork and re-save the file.
The fix has been rolled out and is available in our latest release build – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac which is available worldwide now.
What’s new in 24.1: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new.html
You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html
Thank you for all the feedback.
You are right dude! I jumped the gun...
When i checked the export there was some transparency bleeding off still, smaller but still there!
This really is a ball ache of a bug, copying masked items into photoshop is another problem.
You would think such a simple thing could be rectified already. Trying to get my design assets exported with the same widths/heights is such a long task when it could take 5 minutes.
From my testing, Flatten Transparency doesn't do anything to effect the the mask export. Can you tell us how you achieved the desired results?
Guys... a work around is: Object/Flatten Transparency
But i do agree, this should be an export option!
Its a huge oversight which I attribute to the design team not actually understanding how pro users are working and the types of assets they are typically creating in AI. As Lidoo said before me, NOBODY would ever want assets containing masks to be exported as they currently are.
I almost never use any export features due to the fact that I need to open them up in PS anyhow to crop properly. Might as well just c+p from AI to PS and then save the asset from there.
We're not asking for a new feature. This is a bug. There is no practical purpose to exporting an asset this way.
adobe incompetence knows no bounds, if this was any other application it wouldn't be released with this glaring a bug, time for a new industry standard I think
Please fix it
Come on Adobe. Sort it out.
shahin parvez commented
Clipping path is the process of creating an outline around a center object while the rest of the image is being made transparent. All you need to know about <a href="https://www.clippingpathresource.com/">Clipping Path</a>.
Rob Hutchings commented
2019 and this is still an issue - please give us a checkbox to exclude content beyond any clipping mask!
If you can't fix it in your own way can't you enact it so that the checkbox 'fakes' the fix by running its own internal postprocessing to trim away any transparent pixels - very similar to Photoshop's Trim > to transparent pixels command??
Rozakkin Toll commented
I think this is a great idea/bugfix. A possible implementation would be to allow for us to add Slices to the Asset Export pane and export the artwork contained within the viewport of the Slice rectangle.
Ai Maro commented
Asset export of clipping object is exported as object size including non-display area, but please export with bounding box size only for display area.
Unnecessary margins are included even though they are written as part objects. When using that data, unnecessary margins must be cropped with Photoshop etc.
Omitting the cropping work will improve efficiency.
(Translated to Japanese)
クリッピングオブジェクトのアセット書き出しは、表示されていないマスク領域の外のオブジェクトサイズで掻き出されるが、表示領域のみで書き出してほしい。 パーツオブジェクトとして書き出されているのに、無駄な余白が含まれてしまう。そのデータを使用するときに、不要な余白をPhotoshopなどでクロップしなければならない。 そのクロップする作業を省略すると、効率がよくなる。
I had about these Problem Communication with adobe, it cost me 4 month till they gave me an answer: This is a bug, and do not fix that.
After nearly 40 years of computergraphic, i can not believe that. They dont care about he programs for good selling customers. So bye bye adobe, hello Affinity!
Corinne Cohen commented
Do you think it would help to all vote for this one that is categorized as a bug? https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/35073091-asset-export-clipping-mask
Corinne Cohen commented
I do not think that this should be merged with the feature request because this really is a bug. It is not a feature add to export things properly and as expected.
Evan Burgess commented
Once limericks are written about it, you know the problem is bad
There once was an asset export.
And 'twas flawed, I am sad to report.
An asset quite small,
Could cover a wall -
For clipping masks had no support.
Court Knee Wooster commented
Yeah illustrator WTF?! its almost you dont give a **** about your paying customers and what they require / expect. Renting us broken software WILL NOT fly forever.
Evan Burgess commented
This is a perpetual issue with my workflow for digital assets in Illustrator and should have been fixed long ago.
Please fix this!!!