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  1. Undo stack becomes desynchronized when making a clipping mask using a group that contains another clipping mask

    I often want to clip a group that already contains another clipping mask, and sometimes I accidentally use the wrong top object when making the mask. In this case, Undo does not return the scene to its previous state. Instead, various strange things happen.

    To replicate:
    - Create a group (A) that contains a clipping mask (B) and at least one other object
    - Create an object (C) to be clipped
    - Bring A over top of C, select both and make clipping mask
    - Undo

    The scene should return to its original state, but instead the inner mask (B)…

    2 votes

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  2. Info Palette incorrect on items using Clipping Mask

    Objects with Clipping Masks show original width and height in Info Palette. Ex. a 10x10 square clipped to 2x2 will show as W: 10, H: 10 in Info.
    In Properties/Transform the information is correct, i.e. W: 2, H: 2

    I typically don't like to see the whole Properties Panel nor need the editing abilities of Transform so I have the Info panel open. However, I would assume it would show the selected width and height vs. the clipped item's original size.

    3 votes

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  3. Hidden clipping mask still contributes to exported image

    I had a design with two clippings mask applied to it, for layout and previewing purposes.
    When time to export a final image comes, I hide the top-level smaller one, and leave the larger one at the bottom to clip my design.

    But when I review the exported image, I realize Illustrator removed the some elements of the design, despite me seeing them on canvas. It tool a live brush and deleted some parts of it even!

    Take a look at the file attached.
    1. Open it
    2. Study the layer structure, notice a hidden clipping mask. Note the design…

    3 votes

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  4. Intertwine overlap quick select breaks after a limit

    The new feature worked great when i had 6 paths with 36 overlaps, but I pushed it and I got this when trying to intertwine these 7 paths with i think 116 overlaps.

    1 vote

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  5. Selecting all objects on layer via Layers panel not recognized by Intertwine

    AI 27.5
    Go to Layers panel
    Click target button for Objects layer (to select all paths on that layer)
    Choose Object > Intertwine... note that Make is gray
    Instead, in Layers panel click to select first object and Shift + click to select last object. Object > Intertwine > Make is available

    1 vote

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  6. No accessibility keys for Intertwine in menus

    On Windows, we can hit Alt and see underscores for each command in every menu.

    For some reason the team stopped caring about these for a while, and recent addition are all missing these: Intertwine, Repeat, Collect for Export, Spelling, My Settings (which is a flop and doesn’t really work)...

    Some older ones too: Image Trace, Filters, Edit Colors...

    We need these for every command.

    10 votes

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  7. Clipping Mask Shows Some Bugs

    Hi
    I’m using Illustrator CC (27.1.1) and macOS Monterey 12.3
    When I use a clipping mask, sometimes Illustrator shows hidden parts of images that are inside the clipping mask (that should be hidden). When I scroll through the artboards, bugs change shape. (Generally, images inside the clipping mask are effected by the transparency tool, screen, multiply...)
    Looking at the attached files you can see a clipping mask with some shapes inside.

    2 votes

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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…

    11 votes

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  9. [25.3.1 macOS]Photoshopで作成したpsd画像に日本語のクリッピングパスが使用されていると、Illustratorに配置してもクリッピングパスが反映されない

    再現手順

    Photoshop v21.2.9(2020)やv22.2(2021)など日本語のクリッピングパスでの不具合がないバージョンで、日本語のクリッピングパスを適用したpsd画像を作成。
    Illustrator v25.3.1(2021)で、1で作成した画像を配置するとクリッピングパスが適用されずに配置される。Photoshopでクリッピングパスを欧文にすれば、Illustrator v25.3.1でクリッピングパスが適用された状態で配置される。なおIllustrator v24.3および v25.2.3ではこの不具合は再現されませんでした。

    ※photoshopで作成した画像フォーマットが、eps,tiff.pdfの場合はこの不具合は再現されませんでした。

    動作環境

    macOS Big Sur バージョン11.4

    MacBook Pro 15-inch 2016

    100 votes

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    みなさま、大変お待たせいたしました。

    Illustrator 2021(ver.25.3.1)で発生していた、Photoshop(v21.2.9 や v22.2 など)の日本語名のクリッピングパスでの不具合がないバージョンの PSD ファイルでも、日本語名のクリッピングパスが認識されない問題の修正が完了し、Illustrator 2021(ver.25.4.1)をリリースいたしました。

    Creative Cloud デスクトップアプリケーションから、製品版のアップデートが可能となっておりますので、お確かめください。

    もし、Illustrator 2021(ver.25.2.3)と同じ結果が得られないような場合は、コメントをお願いいたします。

    今後ともよろしくお願いいたします。

    Illustrator チーム

    【追記 – 2021年8月27日】
    Photoshop 2021 が ver.22.5 にアップデートされ、日本語パス名の文字化け問題が修正されました。
    Illustrator でもクリッピングパスが正しく認識されます。
    https://helpx.adobe.com/jp/photoshop/kb/fixed-issues.html

  10. 1 vote

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  11. When exporting an intertwined object to PDF the selection trace is preserved in the saved file

    Mac OS Ventura 13.0.1 (22A400)
    Illustrator 27.0.1

    The reproduction scenario is as following:
    1. Create two overlaying rings (I used pathfinder to make the hole in the middle).
    2. Select both objects
    3. Go to Object-Intertwine-Make and select the target area
    4. Save in PDF

    Even if the Flatten transparency was selected (as suggested in https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/45826375-intertwine-bug-when-export-as-pdf-x4 ), the tiny selection trace in the intertwined area can be viewed (see the attached file)

    1 vote

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    This issue is fixed in the Prerelease version (available in Creative Cloud Desktop Prerelease section).

    Intertwine objects now get treated differently when expanded, and an extra copy get placed underneath the stack of clipped zones to eliminate seams PDF viewers display.

  12. 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…

    2 votes

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  13. 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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  14. 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?

    1 vote

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  15. 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.

    2 votes

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  16. smart guides not working in clipping mask

    I have had this problem for probably the last 3 versions or more ... but generally, when I've masked a number of objects inside of a clipping mask, then double-click to edit the contents inside the clipping mask, smart guides no longer function. Or, more correctly, very occasionally they will, but generally not.

    I always update to the latest versions of Illustrator. Currently I'm using 25.2.1

    2 votes

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  17. Clipping mask from a live text is misaligned / resized / distorted

    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).

    16 votes

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  18. Artwork in Clipping mask doesn't resize

    Illustrator 2019 on PC Windows 10

    When I resize artwork sometimes anything that's inside a clipping mask doesn't resize. The shape I created for the mask resizes, but the artwork 'inside' stays static.

    If I undo and retry a few times it will eventually work. I'm using the 'black' arrow to select the object and resize with the handles. I'm not using either of the white arrows. So I don't think it's a selection issue on my end.

    2 votes

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  19. clipping mask bugs...

    I'm currently using a latest CC version Ai and i encounter a problem/bug. When i create a clipping mask on a multiple objects for a final file. For example: An A4 artboard, i just did a last step clipping mask into A4 size and save it. Then i close the file. when i reopen the same file, my multiple objects all becoming a flatten object?? (Can't be select separately). This issue really give me a heart attack.

    It happened on my vector artwork and image combined vector file twice so far. Which i not dare to use clipping mask recently.…

    1 vote

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  20. Objects in a clipping mask do not respect "Object Selection By Path Only".

    Reproduction steps:

    1. Draw a filled shape.
    2. Use Draw Inside to draw another filled shape inside it.
    3. In the 'Selection And Anchor Display' pane of the prefs, ensure that 'Object Selection By Path Only' is checked.
    4. Click and drag with the Selection or Direct Selection tools in a part of the first object that does not contain the second object. Note that nothing gets selected unless you drag over the first object's path.
    5. Click and drag with one of those tools in a part of the first object that does contain the second object. Do not cross any of the paths…
    2 votes

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