creating mask with a group of objects

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Mar 27, 2022 Mar 27, 2022

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Hello! I would like to know how I can make a mask of multiple objects, in this case, four squares (selected above). I grouped the squares and tried to make a clipping mask, but that did not work out. Do I have to send to back an image for every square mask I want to create? Thank you for your time!

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 27, 2022 Mar 27, 2022
You can try to first make them into a Compound Path and then use that as Clipping Mask.

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You can try to first make them into a Compound Path and then use that as Clipping Mask.

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I tried making a compound path, but one of the squares went transparent.. did I do something wrong?

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I think it had something to do with the fact that I used the transform effect under "Distort & Transform" to create the spaced out copies. I remade the grid just using shapes and smart guides and did not see any issues with making a mask. Thank you for your time, I really appreciate it!

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