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Design Illustrator Foundations Creating an Icon Understanding Shapes

Filippo D'Arrigo
Filippo D'Arrigo
5,285 Points

Unable to create a clipping mask with illustrator cc 2015

Hi everyone, I followed all the steps but I found myself stuck at 14,30min when trying to create a clipping mask, using illustrator cc 2015 as mentioned above. I created the circle to cover the sketch template underneath, selected both of them and then made a clipping mask, but my circle would cover the sketch as if my clipping mask wasn't created. Any guess?

4 Answers

Michael Afanasiev
PLUS
Michael Afanasiev
Courses Plus Student 15,596 Points

Hi Filippo,

Are you sure your layers are unlocked and you select both objects using the Shift key? It would help also if you could provide a screenshot of your workspace in Illustrator, perhaps I will see something that you missed.

Sometimes also the illustrator stucks and I find myself just saving the file and relaunching the application...

Filippo D'Arrigo
Filippo D'Arrigo
5,285 Points

Thanks Michael for your support. I wasn't selecting anything. So, as Michael pointed out on TeamViewer you must remember to hold shift and select both objects. Another way to do so is using the direct select tool by clicking and dragging out (selecting both objects). Hope this helps anyone else.

Filippo D'Arrigo
Filippo D'Arrigo
5,285 Points

I did select both objects, anyway, this is my workspace before the clipping mask ![alt text] http://imgur.com/gallery/yCRuSiS/new

and after

![alt text] http://imgur.com/gallery/vm26Hxb

what do you think?

Michael Afanasiev
Michael Afanasiev
Courses Plus Student 15,596 Points

Something doesn't click here, in the first image I see only the sketch with no shape, the second one it's like you just added a shape.

You are doing the following: On the same layer press the shape tool and create a circle shape, now select both shape and sketch behind it, go to Object > Create clipping mask > Make Correct?

If you'd like, you can contact me through twitter @thsmike or my e-mail (afanasiev.mike@outlook.com) and we can create a TeamViewer remote assistance to solve this. :D

Filippo D'Arrigo
Filippo D'Arrigo
5,285 Points

I sent you an email. Thanks for your help