clipping masks

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Big_Ryan
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Posted Tue Jul 7, 2009 11:46AM
the points and paths article this month is about clipping masks,,, i was always under the impression that clipping paths were a no no for istock, has anyone submitted anything using clipping masks and had it pass inspection?
kemie
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Posted Tue Jul 7, 2009 12:00PM
use clipping masks all the time, for cropping elements that would extend beyond the artboard. never had any problems with it.
Big_Ryan
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Posted Tue Jul 7, 2009 12:14PM
this makes my life alot easier
FreeTransform
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Posted Tue Jul 7, 2009 12:19PM
I have a file that uses a mask, and I got a review on it saying, in effect, it was not editable. So after that, I always make a note in the file description that it has a clipping mask. And if possible, I put the masked object(s) on their own layer and label it "Clipping Mask."
wagnerm25
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Posted Tue Jul 7, 2009 1:24PM
Never use it. Can be a very complex feature for some buyers and file edition turns more complicated. Even for experienced users.

(Edited on 2009-07-07 13:27:11 by wagnerm25)
bortonia
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Posted Tue Jul 7, 2009 2:00PM
We do accept them, but please include a note in your description. We get a lot of calls from customers who don't understand why they can't select shapes within a masked file! Some basic instructions on how to remove the mask would be a good idea for your description too.

Also, please don't mask out tons of unnecessary shapes. Masking a few shapes hanging off the artboard is cool, but masking a whole separate illustration off the artboard just causes confusion and increases your file size. Hope this helps!
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