Hello: Level: Newbie OS: Win7 64bit Ai: Cs6
I'm following a tut at:
down under step #4 it says to Copy (& Paste) the circle that's inside a Clipping Mask and to the drag it out of the mask in order to duplicate it twice.
but, I have no idea how to tell rather I've pulled it out of the mask or even, actually, how to go about pulling it out of the mask
thus far I've Copied and Pasted in In Front ... does copying and pasting it in front bring it outta the mask?
do i need to create a new layer after I've Copied it and then Paste it on the new layer?
your time is appreciated. I'm off to continue my search for an answer
thank you very much for your answer but that's not working.
cutting the path also removes the object created by the mask
i tried doing ... Ctrl + X then Ctrl + F but it takes the tip of the rocket (to be) and then when i try to copy the circle from here the tip of the rocket shape is affected by the Offset path
i've tried several combinations but nothing worked out using Ctrl + X
again, thanx for trying
The tut wants me to take the circle used to create a mask and to select it to Copy it and then Paste it In Front and then to Drag it Out of the Mask and then to go to Object > Path > Offset Path by 3 and -3 and then delete the original circle
sadly using Ctrl + X doesn't do the job. at least I haven't been able to make it work. any other ideas? .... would be so very much Appreciated
okay, well ... i found something in the manual that says...
in the layers panel, drag the object into or out of the group or layer that contains the clipping mask. but that's all it says.
it doesn't say how to do this.
do i click the little grey circle to the far right? and then where oh where do i drag it to? a new layer is all i can think to do.
i dunno ... the search continues ...
there are different ways to do it,
select the clipped red tip with the black arrow, Ctrl+C to copy it, Ctrl+F to paste in front, then go to Object->Clipping Mask->Release, at this point you have the red piece and the circle (the mask), delete the red piece and you're left with the circle you need.
or another way, starting with nothing selected, grab the Group Selection Tool (white arrow with the plus sign), and click on the Mask (the no fill no stroke Circle), Ctrl+C to copy, then deselect everything and Ctrl+F to paste a copy in front, stroke and or fill it, continue with your tutorial
Thank you so much for you help!!
your first suggestion worked wonderfully!!
however, i have one more question ... for Carlos or anyone else
i am suppose to delete the original circle but not matter what i do ... select it and hit the delete key, select the layer it's on and hit the trash can icon or even cutting it ... the Edit menu says the actions have taken place but when i hover over the area afterward the path is or seems to still be present.
i have tried and tried to look for an answer in the manual, FAQ's and have even Googled for an answer but i cannot find any info at all about how to delete a path ~ most of all under this particular circumstance. arg!
i've looked at the rest of the tut and i think if i can get past this point i'll be great.
i am wondering if it even matters rather i delete this original path.
any help and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
thanks again for your time
ps. i was just thinking ... can this original path/circle even really be deleted? isn't it necessary to keep the shape of the object and/or a part of the mask that gives the object its appearance?
Refraining from other comments on the tutorial, there is no need to delete anything.
You may simply:
Create the circle and offset it both ways (all will be visible), then click the original circle and the underlying shape and Object>Clipping Mask Make. You may also start with either of the circles to be rivetted and offset twice by the same amount.
Or, if you must, starting the same way as the tutorial (when everything is deselected):
1) Direct Select the Clipping Path and Object>Path>Offset Path either way;
2) Ctrl/Cmd+X+F to bring the first offset path above the Clipping Mask (you may give it a stroke if you wish;
3) Object>Path>Offset Path the other way (by the double amount with the opposite offset).
Thanx for the rescue!!
Steve had me on the right path with the suggestion of the Ctrl + X but i guess i needed a bit more info. i haven't used illy in a while & actually not nearly as much as Ps. still have a lot of basics to cover.
as always, thanx for your time!!
glad to hear things are looking brighter! i wish you all the best.