Illustrator and Multiple Masks

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by zechmann, May 11, 2008.

  1. zechmann macrumors member

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    #1
    so i have a few vector shapes and I want them all to have the same background (an image) but with masking I can only do one shape for each background... is there a way around this????
     
  2. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    use the pathfinder, and combine all the shapes first, then use them as the mask.

    -JE
     
  3. covisio macrumors 6502

    covisio

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    #3
    Or, select all shapes (except the image) to be involved in the mask. Go to Object>Compound Path>Make.
    Then make sure that this new compound shape is above the image you want to mask.
    Select all objects including the image.
    Then Go Object>Clipping Path>Make
     

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