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Alpha lock?

New Here ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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I have looked everywhere and can't find an answer to this. Is there an equivalent to alpha lock but for illustrator? In photoshop it's called lock transparent pixels I think. Cant find anything like that for illustrator though. 

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Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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What are you trying to acheive by this..? It may be a case of using masks instead..?

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Wow! So helpful!

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Vector graphics does not have transparent pixels. There is the Draw Inside mode, (and Clipping Masks) and Opacity Masks which do similar kind of thing. Do you have a more specific example of a problem you are trying to solve?

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New Here ,
Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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am facing the same issue! from the replies i suspect i need to now learn how to use clipping masks

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Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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There is lots of interesting, creative things you can do with clipping masks and opacity masks in Adobe Illustrator.

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May 08, 2024 May 08, 2024

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