This is probably an easy thing to answer but I’m trying to make a simple image mask with a brush stroke type mask
I have a basic shape with a artistic brush stroke:
But when I try Object > Clipping Mask > Make the stroke is ignored and only the shape is use as the mask:
I want the mask to have a brush stroke edge, if that makes sense.
I’ve tried the the various Pathfinder options but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I’m using Illustrator 5.1
The stroke is dynamic and not a part of the shape itself. One solution could be to do the following:
- Use Object > Expand Appearance to convert the stroke to paths.
- Use Pathfinder > Unite to unite the original shape with the stroke.
- Use Object > Compound Path > Make to convert all the individual smaller paths into one compund path.
- Select the path and the image and use Object > Clipping Mask > Make to create the clipping mask.