Metallic background or gradient on complete Illustrator file with clipping mask


oodya

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Hello all,

I am wondering if someone can help please?

I have a design that has some clipping masks on them (I have a fair few that I need to go through). I would like to place a gold gradient across everything or have a gold metallic background that everything fits into.

Would anyone be able to advise me on the best way to do this.

I have a fair few files that I need to do, so would appreciate any best practices / feedback.

I have attached a jpeg and .pdf (the pdf contains the design along with a sample gradient and a sample background).

Any help would be really appreciated.

Thank you
 

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Levi

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Deleted the pdf - pdf's can contain malware or other nasty things for pc users so we generally don't advise opening them.

Feel free to repost the pdf as a jpeg though.
 

oodya

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Yes exactly. Ideally for all the files, anything that is showing on the screen to have a gold metallic gradient flowing through it or for me to use a metallic background and everything to fit within that so it looks like it's a foiled photo.
 

oodya

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The problem that I have is that the bottom design is a clipping mask. When I try to create a compound path, I get a message that says 'Can't make a compound path. A compound path cannot combine a clipping mask with an ordinary path.
 

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