CSS Clipping and Masking Clipping (Polygon)


Example

CSS:

div{
  width:200px;
  height:200px;
  background:teal;
  clip-path: polygon(0 0, 0 100%, 100% 50%); /* refer remarks before usage */
}

HTML:

<div></div>

In the above example, a polygonal clipping path is used to clip the square (200 x 200) element into a triangle shape. The output shape is a triangle because the path starts at (that is, first coordinates are at) 0 0 - which is the top-left corner of the box, then goes to 0 100% - which is bottom-left corner of the box and then finally to 100% 50% which is nothing but the right-middle point of the box. These paths are self closing (that is, the starting point will be the ending point) and so the final shape is that of a triangle.

This can also be used on an element with an image or a gradient as background.

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Output:

enter image description here