Illustrator mask help?

posted by Ampix0 • 5 years ago

I have only been using illustrator for about a year now (and not often) so forgive me. But I am playing around with an old feather of mine in illustrator, playing around with it. and I want to create a simple mask, or what should be simple.
the feather is an object with solid white, and the stem in a group. The stripes are a group. I want a clipping mask so they fit inside the feather. If i apply a mask. CRAZY stuff happens, lol. What is the correct way to do this?

8 Replies

Ampix0 Ampix0 Artist from NJ, United States

I did just figure it out ni a way im sure is not the most efficient. I made multiple copies of the same layer one with a mask and fill and one with just the outline and the end result it what I wanted, though I feel there is a better way.

Ampix0 Ampix0 Artist from NJ, United States

This should better explain the same issue as i just posted. see here, I have the desired result. The blue liquid seems to be behind the feather, but I have 2 feathers. one with the stripes in the mask, and one with white fill. And in the t-shirt biz im sure the white fill isn’t wanted.

Ampix0 Ampix0 Artist from NJ, United States

forgot the pic.

Katheebah Katheebah Artist from United States

This is pretty smooth looking, and bravo for figuring it out, I’m still relatively new and only use illustrator for text warping at this very moment

Ampix0 Ampix0 Artist from NJ, United States

Well i rigged it, didnt really “figure it out” because there is still a white background, which i don’t want. I am just using it to hide the blue.

dandingeroz dandingeroz Artist from Philippines

cntrl + 7 clipping mask shortcut for windows

command +7 for MAC

AsakuraStudio AsakuraStudio Human from United States

oh i learned something new…thanks

jun087 jun087 Artist from Ipoh, Malaysia

you need to bring the feather outer shape in front before apply the mask.

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