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Font used within Opacity Mask is not detected on Font List (Find Font...)

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Nov 27, 2022 Nov 27, 2022

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As captioned, when used font within Opacity Mask, the app won't show it on font list, unless selecting the opacity mask on Transparency Panel then it will show the content of it.

 

It is troublesome when we need to create outlines for the whole AI file when live text is hidden inside opacity mask and no way to check it unless we know where it was in first place.


Looking for solution for an easy way to:
1. Check where an opacity mask is used in the file
2. Create outlines for  all live text in the file including those opacity mask

 

Thanks.

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Jan 10, 2023 Jan 10, 2023

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I think the only thing you can do for now is to use the outline view Cmd+Y to detect the opacity mask.
I always use this technique.
I added a feature request that you can vote for in the link below:
https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/461...

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Jan 10, 2023 Jan 10, 2023

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Perhaps I am misunderstanding something, but when I want to create outlines for text (which I rarely do anymore) I just select all, then go to Type>Create Outlines. It does create outlines out of any fonts used in an opacity mask.

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Jan 10, 2023 Jan 10, 2023

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You should enter every single opacity mask and create outline the text.
Select all selects the object not the mask that have the text inside.

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Let me know if you have a solution to make selection for all text even the text inside opacity masks.

 

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Hmm, I would think there would be a script solution to this. I didn't see one on the Forums in my search, but perhaps there is one on Google.

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