10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2013 2:23 PM by Jacob Bugge RSS

    Cannot create Clipping Mask on 3 separate text objects

    DexterDave Community Member

      Hi All

       

      I have created custom text, so that each letter in my 3 letter word is a separate compound object.

       

      Now I have made a filled (with gradient) ellipse and rectangle behind the text to create a clipping mask with all 3 text objects. (see image1)

      However, when I select all the objects and select: object>clipping mask >make, it only mask the one letter, which is the one on top. (see image 2)

       

      However, when I group the 3 letters together, it does not create a clipping mask at all, it shows nothing... (see image 3)

       

      How do I ake all 3 letters be in the mask?

       

      Thank you

       

      Here is a link to the .ai file: http://lamininbeauty.co.za/david/STS.ai

       

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