Opacity mask editing mode is broken, changes made are not visible unless Clip / Invert option is selected
I am experiencing a very new issue with Illustrator: when I draw something upon an opacity mask, the effect is not shown in real time.
Never happened something similar before.
I'm trying different settings with CPU preview, and also the relevant flag in the preferences (Draw and modify in real time, under "Performance" tab, hte last line) but does not seem to affect.
This has been happening since the latest update.
I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 25.2 which is available worldwide now.
Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.
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. Keep it coming!
Hello, I solved the bug!!
Regard the command for the zoom & hand tools.
All that you have to do it's to Quit the browser Safari & Chrome
but with Firefox, there will be no issue.
So don't keep Safari or Chrome open while working on illustrator
you can work with Firefox
Strange! the bug is connecting with safari & chrome!
Good luck & thanks
same here with AI 2021 MBP M1
Why What happens to the illustrator?
Still, the same command for the zoom & hand tools does not work. I have to shut down the machine to get the zooming & hand tool shortcuts back. But after a while, it will happen again and again.
Even I uninstalled the app with all my settings & preference removed. Then I did restart to my machine to install illustrator 25.2 again. I thought it would be better than an update because the same issue was in the previous version.
After all, that still the same.. this issue is killing me, I have a project running, and every 10 to 15 min's I have to repeat the same thing, shut down, and start over. or work without shortcuts, and that makes me feel just like I'm sweating over a Camel after I was enjoying driving a Ferrari :(
Please NOTE: About My machine is:
macOS Big Sur
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
4.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
32 GB 2133 MHz DDR4
Radeon Pro 575 4 GB
HD 1T SSD
Please action & advise soonest
Алексей Филатов commented
Hey, thanks for the update.
1. Movement is not smooth, with slight shaking when you transform the mask.
2. You can not go inside the group by double-clicking in the opacity mask
Have to toggle between Invert mask and normal, to get it to preview. V25.1
Making an opacity mask does not change the image until ticking "clip" in the Transparency window.
If you use gradient inside mask, you have to keep ticking "clip" to see changes. It makes work really tedious.
24.3 is the latest available as of now, as Paul mentioned.
Paul S. commented
To add to what Amit B is saying, the only available Beta apps for Illustrator in Creative Cloud are 24.3 and 24.2 as of today (Feb 1, 12:00pm EST).
Creative Cloud 18.104.22.1680
amit b commented
I joined the prerelease program (thank you for the invitation) but can't find that illustrator beta build in the CC desktop app - only other beta apps. where is it hidden?
1. Opacity mask not working properly. I can't paste object into mask. it just opens a new object. this is frustrating. If it is a simple object then no problem, but when it is not it is a problem (See file attached).
2. Opening DXF or DWG files from Autocad, won't open properly (relating older versions of DXF & DWG), newer version don't open
Same issue. Opacity masks are not updating and require a CMD-Y toggle off-on to view results. version 25.1 on OS X with Radeon Pro 5500M acceleration turned on.
I'm having the same issue. Any updates??
Abdulmalik Alkhous commented
Kris Hunt commented
Opacity masks are not applied as soon as they should be. You have to toggle a checkbox on and off again before it is applied.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a shape to be masked
2. Select the shape and click "Make Mask" in the Transparency panel.
3. Click on the opacity mask thumbnail.
4. Optional: Click the "Clip" checkbox so you can see what you're doing.
5. Paste in or draw a masking shape that overlaps the original shape.
Expected results: The mask should be applied instantly.
Actual results: The mask is not applied. You have to toggle a checkbox on and off, such as the "Clip" checkbox or the "Invert Mask" checkbox, before the mask is finally applied.
Here is a video of the bug: https://youtu.be/6wis7hVdLow
I am using macOS 10.14.6.
kiyomi ogura commented
Illustrator 25.1-Windows 10
Amanda Batchelor commented
Same problem. Illustrator 25.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10
Jeff Burgher commented
Relinking an Image placed under an opacity mask in Transparency Window
does not change the image automatically, The document has to be saved
and reopened to show the image.
Also the image just shows after ticking "Clip" in the Transparency Window.
Please see screenshot for more.
I am having the same issue version 2021 does not preview the transparency mask when editing,