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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.

    12 votes

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  2. 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.

    10 votes

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  3. 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…

    9 votes

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  4. 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.

    6 votes

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Draw Inside = Appearance BUG

    If you have a shape with two fills and you draw inside of said shape, one of the fills will disappear and be invisible. It will still show up in the appearance menu though.

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  9. 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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  10. 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

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  11. 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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  12. Rasterization with clipping mask removes half of the stroke

    Create a dummy rectangle with a fill and a thick stroke. Select the rectangle. Go to Object/Rasterize. Tick "Create Clipping Mask". Click OK. Notice the outern half of the stroke is gone (clipped away). I would expect unchanged visual appearance....

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  13. Clipping masks release

    When I reopen a document with clipping masks the masks are released. It is very frustrating remaking all photos each time I open to make edits.

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  14. Clipping Mask

    Every time i try to create a clipping mask, it says in order to create a clipping mask i have to have more then one object in the clipping which i do but it still doesn't work.

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  15. 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.

    2 votes

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  16. 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)

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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.

  17. 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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  18. 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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  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.…

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  20. 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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