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Toggle 'clipping' of parent shape/curve

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Hey team,

I can't find a way to do this but thought it might be something you'd consider as being useful.

Currently if an object is nested inside a shape in the Layers panel, there's no way to actually toggle visibility of the contents masked by the shape (perhaps even opacity?). In my case, I would have found this useful a handful of times on each project just to get visibility of the contents being masked (particularly if this is an image/photo).

The only way I'm aware of to do this is to physically drag all of the contents within a shape out of the shape and then back again.

Happy to be overruled on whether it's worth this being a feature - I just thought it was something worth mentioning because, as I say, it would have been useful to have a slightly less 'action heavy' method of checking the contents of a shape on the Artboard.

Thanks!

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19 hours ago, simonlayfield said:

Currently if an object is nested inside a shape in the Layers panel, there's no way to actually toggle visibility of the contents masked by the shape (perhaps even opacity?).

What you can do is ALT+click on the nested layer. This makes it visible in it's entiety. The drawback is that this turns of every other layer so you'll not see the context. I assume this is not what you are asking?

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Thought I'd revisit this today to echo the need for it.

I doubt this is a planned feature, but thought I'd elaborate all the same in the hope someone else chimes in.

I have this basic composition:

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Currently the image is nested within a circle vector, but I'd like to be able to save a version of it without the circle vector masking it. As it stands this would mean I have to drag the contents of this vector in the layers panel out of the shape, save it, in this form:

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...and then drag the contents back again. What I actually want in the UI is a means of simply deactivating the effects of a vector mask (not toggling the layer off, which would in turn hide it's contents). Something like this:

 

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I guess it might just be me that thinks this would be worthwhile. For simple compositions like this it's not a big pain to move layers around, but if you were to have a large number of nested layers, it's a bit of a chore just for the sake of briefly bypassing the mask.

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Not sure how you are doing what you do but for me I find the following to work well

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Just click on the ellipse to mask unmask.

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