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Masking objects that appear outside of another shape

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May 14, 2020

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Looking to hide the grey shape when it is not overlapping the pink rectangle)

So far looked at clipping and masking and neither seem to do what I want it to do.

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I am able to place another frame over the transparent shape, but not sure if this is best practice.

I can also change the shape with vector points, but this is time consuming as the pink shape will change height from page to page.

Is there a better way?

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Which shapes did you select?

If you select the white rectangle and the grey polygon, it should work using the second pathdinder icon (I am using the french version and the names do not match)

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Masking objects that appear outside of another shape

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Looking to hide the grey shape when it is not overlapping the pink rectangle)

So far looked at clipping and masking and neither seem to do what I want it to do.

Carlin78_0-1589451401038.png

 


I am able to place another frame over the transparent shape, but not sure if this is best practice.

I can also change the shape with vector points, but this is time consuming as the pink shape will change height from page to page.

Is there a better way?

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Correct answer by jmlevy | Adobe Community Professional

Which shapes did you select?

If you select the white rectangle and the grey polygon, it should work using the second pathdinder icon (I am using the french version and the names do not match)

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Use the pathfinder

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May 14, 2020

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Cheers jmlevy for the quick reply,
Unfortunately the pathfinder doesn't quite get it right either. The closest I could get was with the Pathfinder > 'Minus Back'

I am looking for the opposite output. Selection order seemed to have no effect.

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Which shapes did you select?

If you select the white rectangle and the grey polygon, it should work using the second pathdinder icon (I am using the french version and the names do not match)

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I just realised what you meant, thank you for clarifying 🙂

That did resolve my issue

 

Thank you again

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An alternate method would be to copy the gray shape to the clipboard, select the red shape and Paste into. The gray object can then be selected and moved with the direct select tool.

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