3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2007 2:37 PM by Newsgroup_User

    object as cropping path

    cpanon
      Hello
      I have object positioned in several layers. I want an object, say a rounded rectangle, to crop all the objects. How do I do that? tia.
        • 1. Re: object as cropping path
          Level 7
          cpanon wrote:

          > Hello
          > I have object positioned in several layers. I want an object, say a rounded rectangle, to crop all the objects. How do I do that? tia.

          Group all of the objects, and then mask them with the rounded rectangle.


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          • 2. Re: object as cropping path
            cpanon Level 1
            Hello
            Thank you, it worked with Paste as Mask. However now I am unable to stroke the mask with any color other than a shade of grey. That is odd, isn't it? The whole idea about Paste as Mask is that the full edit-ability of the mask remains. It seems to be picking-up the color of the upper leftmost rectangle fill object. The object that is being masked is a composite 2x2 array of a filled rectangle abutting a bitmap and on the second row a bitmap abutting a filled rectangle. As a test if I select the mask and apply a fill it fills both the rectangles with that fill. Maybe that is correct, however I still cant get my mask object to stroke any color at all. Even though the stroke color is set to the fill color of the top leftmost rectangle it 1.) cant be applied 2.) cant be changed. ideas? tia.
            • 3. Re: object as cropping path
              Level 7
              cpanon wrote:

              ideas? tia.

              Instead of using Paste as Mask, use Paste Inside.

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