How do you expand a clipping mask in Illustrator?

How do I turn a clipping mask into an object in Illustrator?

Click on the object to select it. Select no other objects. Then in the pathfinder window, click on the crop button. This produce a regular (no longer a clipping group) with all the vectors objects inside the old clipping group clipped to the old .

Can’t make clipping mask the selection must contain more than one object?

You have to select more than one object. Both the path/shape that you want as clipping mask, and the object(s) you want to mask. The mask path/shape must be the top object in the layer.

Can you flatten a clipping mask in Illustrator?

Select both image and clipping mask and select Object > Clipping Mask > Make. … With the image and clipping mask still selected, in the transparency palette select any mode other than ‘Normal’. Select Object > Flatten Transparency.

How do you reverse a clipping mask in Illustrator?

In this case, select the white full circle filled path and the black path (which may be a stroked path) to be clipped, then in the Transparency palette flyout click Make Opacity Mask with Clip unticked and Invert Mask ticked.

What is the shortcut to release clipping mask in Illustrator?

You can use the shortcut (control/command 7) to release the clipping mask, or you can right-click > Release Clipping Mask.

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