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Resize clipping mask to Artboard

New Here ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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I would like to know how to check if the selected object has a clipping mask, and resize the clipping mask to the active artboard. Please let me know if you have any additional info about that.

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Community Expert , Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

Hi @StefanStehlik, I wrote a quick script that tries to do what you described. Please give it a try and let me know how it goes.

- Mark

 

/**
 * Resize Clipping Mask To Active Artboard Rect.
 */
(function () {

    var doc = app.activeDocument,
        item = doc.selection[0];

    resizeClippingMaskToActiveArtboard(item);


    /**
     * Resizes item's clipping mask
     * to match artboard bounds.
     * @author m1b
     * @version 2022-10-20
     * @param {GroupItem} item - an Illustrator Gr
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Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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Clipping masks appear on the opacity and appearance panel, but in order to resize them independently you will need to release them so they behave like regular objects. Probably something that would be a good candidate for creating a little script so it can be done with a button click...

 

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Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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Clipping masks appear on the opacity and appearance panel,


By @Mylenium

 

They appear in the Layers panel.

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Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

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Yeah, sorry, my bad. Was probably thinking about some other stuff.

 

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Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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Double click on the object/shape to adjust the clipping mask. double click outside the object/shape to exit the clipping mask.

And i think it would be easier to resize the artboard to the clipping mask if that's also an option. -> Click on the clipping mask with the artboard tool.

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Hi @StefanStehlik, I wrote a quick script that tries to do what you described. Please give it a try and let me know how it goes.

- Mark

 

/**
 * Resize Clipping Mask To Active Artboard Rect.
 */
(function () {

    var doc = app.activeDocument,
        item = doc.selection[0];

    resizeClippingMaskToActiveArtboard(item);


    /**
     * Resizes item's clipping mask
     * to match artboard bounds.
     * @author m1b
     * @version 2022-10-20
     * @param {GroupItem} item - an Illustrator GroupItem with clipping mask.
     * @returns {Boolean} - success.
     */
    function resizeClippingMaskToActiveArtboard(item) {

        if (
            item == undefined
            || !item.hasOwnProperty('clipped')
            || item.clipped !== true
        )
            // no clipping mask
            return;

        var mask;
        for (var i = 0; i < item.pageItems.length; i++) {
            if (item.pageItems[i].clipping == true) {
                mask = item.pageItems[i];
                break;
            }
        }

        if (mask == undefined)
            return false;

        // get item's parent document
        var doc = item;
        while (
            doc.hasOwnProperty('parent')
            && doc.constructor.name != 'Document'
        )
            doc = doc.parent;

        var ab = doc.artboards[doc.artboards.getActiveArtboardIndex()],
            bounds = ab.artboardRect;

        // set mask size to match artboard rect
        mask.position = [bounds[0], bounds[1]];
        mask.width = bounds[2] - bounds[0];
        mask.height = -(bounds[3] - bounds[1]);

    };

})();

 

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New Here ,
Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

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Thank you, this is what I'm looking for

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Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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I'm unsure if the OP wants to resize just the clipping path, a la @m1b 's script, or resize the visible artwork too. 

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Yep, I'm unsure too. @StefanStehlik, feel free to post more specific details if you need to.

- Mark

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