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Clipping mask making everything just disappear

Community Beginner ,
Jun 13, 2013 Jun 13, 2013

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I am trying to make a gear have that nice mettalic shine using the clipping mask, but everytime I make the command the whole thing just dissapears.  I am using the pen tool to make 4 triangles with different shades of grey. I then group the triangles, put a radial blur on them and place them under the gear that I created.  I select them all and do the clipping mask command, but instead of it being a gear with that radial shine, the whole thing disappears except for the outline of the triangle.  HELP!!!  I'M STUCK AND I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING (except the right thing)!!!

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Jan 04, 2024 Jan 04, 2024

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@Coryoutloud  schrieb:

I can't apply the color as I'm using a custom gradient. Any tricks for that? 


 

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Jan 04, 2024 Jan 04, 2024

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Sounds good!

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Jun 13, 2013 Jun 13, 2013

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Usually when everything dispaears then what you intended to use for a clipping mask, is not what happened. Your top most object in the selection is used for the clipping mask.

I fill my clipping mask with a dummy color, to confirm I have my layering correct, the color goes away after the mask command. You can also clean up your document by putting only what you wnat to mask, along with the clipping mask on a new layer, then hit the round button after the layer name to select all in the layer, and mask.

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