3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 10, 2009 10:33 PM by Wade_Zimmerman



      hello one and all,


      say i have a complex spline with a transparent fill against a beautiful background sunset.  how do i snap the background into the spline as a permanent fill?  so the clouds and such fill in the spline?  thank you in advance and have a great day.



        • 1. Re: howto
          M.Jay.Victor Level 2

          Not sure exactly what you mean, but you could select both objects and use object>mask, or on the transparency pallet make an opacity mask.

          • 2. Re: howto
            Silkrooster Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            sounds like you want a clipping mask.

            • 3. Re: howto
              Wade_Zimmerman Level 6

              I think the both of you covered what the OP wants.


              The only thing more they need to know is to make certain both objects are on the same layer and selected before making the clipping mask or opacilty mask and depending on what you seek you might have to invert the opacity mask.


              But I think the Op has their answer.


              It appears that a spline is a curved open path so the clipping Mask works and the opacity mask you would have to close the path first.


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