SVG Clipping Path Examples — Using Paths And Text

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been talking about SVG clipping paths and their attributes. So far in the series I’ve stuck to rectangles as the path in order to keep things simple, however you aren’t limited to using rectangles. In fact clipping paths become a lot more interesting when they aren’t rectangular or when you clip something more than a simple shape.

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More About SVG Clipping Paths

Last week I showed you the very basics of SVG clipping paths. I mentioned the difference between clipping and masking and then worked through a simple example to show you SVG clipping paths in action. I closed by showing how to do the same thing using the CSS clip-path property.

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SVG Clipping Paths

Last year I published several series (25 posts in total) on the subject of SVG. First was a series on the basics of creating SVG shapes, lines, and curves and adding fill colors and strokes to them. I followed that series with another with more intermediate topics such as reusing SVG code and using patterns and gradients to fill SVG graphics. I closed the year with a series on SVG Text.

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Syntagms and Paradigms — Telling A Story With Signs

A single sign can communicate meaning on its own. Think of a stop sign. No matter what context you’re in when you see something that looks like a stop sign, you reflexively stop. However, signs can communicate more and more effectively when you consider the relationship between multiple signs.

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Denotation And Connotation — Literal And Implied Meaning

A sign is anything that represent something else. Signs create meaning, but what exactly do they mean? What do they communicate and will everyone who interprets the same sign take away the same meaning from it?

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