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Create brush from shape made by clipping mask

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Aug 19, 2020

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I made a shape from a clipping mask that I would like to turn into a brush, but because the shape came from the side, not the middle, of the original photo, the brushstrokes end up far away from where I actually put the pencil, as you can see in the attached photo.  Is there any way to change the piece of the clipping mask into a standalone shape so it doesn't do this?  Or is there any other way to fix this?  Thanks so much for any help!

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Create brush from shape made by clipping mask

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I made a shape from a clipping mask that I would like to turn into a brush, but because the shape came from the side, not the middle, of the original photo, the brushstrokes end up far away from where I actually put the pencil, as you can see in the attached photo.  Is there any way to change the piece of the clipping mask into a standalone shape so it doesn't do this?  Or is there any other way to fix this?  Thanks so much for any help!

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Elizabeth,

 

As I (mis)understand it, and hopefully within the limits of allowable craziness, there is the dirty destructive deed, with the Clipping Mask selected (exact way depending on version):

 

1) In the Transparency palette/panel dropdown list select anything but Normal (Multiply is fine; this step may be unneeded in your version, you may try without it);
2) Object/Edit>Flatten Transparency, just keep the defaults including 100% Vector;
3) Shudder (optional, unless unavoidable).

 

This will crop everything to the Clipping Path (or to its Bounding Box in case of raster images).

 

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