CSS | clip Property

The clip property specify at defining what portion of an absolutely positioned element you want to make visible. Except for specified region, all are hidden.

Note: CSS clip property won’t work for “overflow: visible”.

Syntax:

clip: auto|shape|initial|inherit;

Clip property has the following values:

  • auto: auto is default value, there won’t be any clipping. The element is shown as it is.

    Syntax:

    clip: auto;

    Example:

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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head>
        <style>
            .shape {
                position: absolute;
                background: #0F9D58;
                width: 200px;
                height: 200px;
                color: #ffffff;
                text-align: center;
            }
              
            #clip_property {
                clip: auto;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
      
    <body>
      
        <p class="shape" id="clip_property">
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        </p>
      
    </body>
      
    </html>

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  • shape: shape clips the defined portion of the element. The rect(top, right, bottom, left ) is used to define visible portion.

    Syntax:

    clip: rect(top, right, bottom, left);

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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head>
        <style>
            .shape {
                position: absolute;
                background: #0F9D58;
                width: 200px;
                height: 200px;
                color: #ffffff;
                text-align: center;
            }
              
            #clip_property {
                clip: rect(0px, 120px, 100px, 0px);
            }
        </style>
    </head>
      
    <body>
      
        <p class="shape" id="clip_property">
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        </p>
      
    </body>
      
    </html>

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  • initial: initial sets the default value i.e. there won’t be any clipping as the default value is auto.

    Syntax:

    clip: initial;

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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head>
        <style>
            .shape {
                position: absolute;
                background: #0F9D58;
                width: 200px;
                height: 200px;
                color: #ffffff;
                text-align: center;
            }
              
            #clip_property {
                clip: initial;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
      
    <body>
      
        <p class="shape" id="clip_property">
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        </p>
      
    </body>
      
    </html>

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  • inherit: inherit receives the property from the parent element. When it is used with root element then initial property will be used.

    Syntax:

    clip: inherit

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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head>
        <style>
            .shape {
                position: absolute;
                background: #0F9D58;
                width: 200px;
                height: 200px;
                color: #ffffff;
                text-align: center;
            }
              
            .shape1 {
                border: solid;
                border-color: black;
                position: absolute;
                background: #ffffff;
                width: 200px;
                height: 200px;
                color: #0F9D58;
                text-align: center;
            }
              
            #clip_property {
                clip: rect(0px, 120px, 100px, 0px);
            }
              
            #clip_property1 {
                clip: inherit;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
      
    <body>
      
        <div class="shape" id="clip_property">
            <p>
                GeeksforGeeks
            </p>
            <div class="shape1" id="clip_property1">
                <p>
                    GeeksGeeks
                </p>
            </div>
        </div>
        <!--Here clip_property1 inherits the clip property from clip_property-->
    </body>
      
    </html>

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