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  1. clipping mask Bug/glitch

    Hello.

    I'm using illustrator CC (25.1) and MacOS 11.1.

    When I use clipping mask, sometimes Illustrator shows a duplicate shape of that mask or shows what's inside the clipping mask (that should be hidden). When I scroll through the artboards, the clipping mask start to blink like a glitch effect.

    If you look the at the attached files you can see at the top, a clipping mask with some brown shapes inside. When I scroll down, another rectangle shows up.

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    Hi All,


    Thanks for reporting this issue .We are unable to reproduce the issue at our end and would require help from your side to debug this issue and do an in-depth investigation around the same.


     Please share the following details :

    • Machine\OS details
    • Files with which the issue is reproducible
    • A small recording of  the issue


    Warm regards,

    Illustrator Team

  2. Using a sublayer as a layer mask is broken

    Please open the file attached and watch the video.
    Here is what happens, try to replicate it:

    1. The document has a Layer 1 and it has a sublayer — Layer 2, which has one rectangle in it
    2. If you select the Layer 1, the Make/Release Clipping mask button enables — click it
    3. Notice that Ai underlines both Layer 2 AND <Rectangle>, as if they are both are clipping masks
    4. If you click it again, everything is OK. But instead, select the Layer 2 and click the button after
    5. See how Ai still shows Layer 2 underlined (bug #1)
    6. Select a…
    6 votes

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  3. Curvature tool. Draw inside.

    – Version of Adobe Illustrator 22.0.0
    – Object that was created with Curvature tool can’t be clipped if Draw inside mode is switched on.

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  4. Text gets smaller if used as a clipping object

    When I set cap height of a text object to be exactly 10 mm, and then use it a clipping objects to clip an art, the height of the font gets smaller, although Ai still thinks it’s exact.

    Please see the file and GIF attached.

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  5. Image in Clipping mask as well as everything on its layer disappears constantly

    Image in Clipping mask as well as everything on its layer disappears constantly. The image isn't displaced but when I double click where it is it shows itself in Isolation mode. Its terribly annoying.It shows as an outline but doesn't show up at all otherwise.

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  6. Clipping mask with variable font misaligned

    When using a solid swatch filled variable font as a clipping mask (Hepta Slab in the attached example) the clipped paths are misaligned with the font (in display and in selection hovering).

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  7. Unintelligible editing of objects with multiple fill and clipping path modes.

    1. Ai 21.1.0 Disappearing of additional filling in the mode clipping path. Clipping path und disappearing more fill in appearance object. In the attachment file with the example.

    Preview:
    1. screenschot - https://cl.ly/1g2Y3o281I13
    2. video - https://cl.ly/3D28070l060S
    3. ai file - https://cl.ly/2A2K2D2Z2E0f

    Best Regards.

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  8. Clipping compound shape doesn't have edges drawn

    When a compound shape (not a compound path, but a live result of any Pathfinder operation) is used as a clipping mask, Illustrator does not display edges for the resulting objects.

    1. View > Hide Bounding Box (for clarity, to see the issue better)
    2. Draw anything
    3. Create two intersecting rectangles
    4. Select these two rectangles, hold Alt and click Unite in Pathfinder panel to get a live compound shape
    5. Select both the compound shape and the art below
    6. Object > Clipping Mask > Make

    The resulting object has no edges drawn and can’t be seen as selected, until you enable the bounding…

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  9. Clipping Mask gets rendered wrong

    MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
    Just recently install the macOS Monterey
    Using the newest version of Illustrator 2022

    The clipping mask doesn't work after I zoom in or zoom out.
    It shows what is inside the clipping mask with different shapes randomly every time just like the images below. I have to move around the image to get the original shape of the clipping mask.

    It works quite well in Illustrator 2018 actually.
    But the Illustrator 2018 version seems can not be downloaded anymore.

    I think people should be allowed to download the older version which they found most…

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  10. Measurement of a clipping path object bug on PC (Illustrator 26.0.1)

    I have a logo which uses a mesh gradient inside a clipping path. On my Mac the X and Y measurements relate to the object, ignoring the elements that are outside of the clipping path. When I share this with a colleague who is using the same version of Illustrator on a PC the measurements are different and relate to all the elements in the object and not just the clipping path? Any ideas?

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  11. objects behind clipping mask cannot move outside of drawing area!!??

    What is the point in a clipping mask if the objects behind it cannot fall off the drawing area? may as well use Microsoft paint to be honest

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