- Illustrator experts – your help, please!
Hiya! Total Illustrator novice, so apologies for not naming things properly…
I am working with a file (not my creation) that has a shape made up of a bunch of vectors (I guess), which has another shape sitting behind it, also made of vectors. Both are black, but when the one at the back is in contact with the front shape, it becomes transparent, making a ‘hole’ in the other shape (it’s a letter…). However, when I copy and paste the objects, the one at the back loses it’s funky transparency thing and I have no idea how to fix it 🙁
Any ideas? Thanks!Posted 6 years ago
If it’s a clipping path or a compound shape, you can double-click the group and it will let you edit individual parts. Sometimes you have to keep double-clicking to get right down to the bit you want.
Double-click on some empty space to come out again.
You can also go through the menus to make and release clipping paths, but you may get lost that way.
Edit: Feel free to mail me it (mail in profile) and take me through it.Posted 6 years ago
Hi, thanks for the replies!
The original image is an .eps file, and only a single layer. In fact, it’s the TdF logo (http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/logo/le-tour-de-france-0?original=1) if anyone wants a shot! I’ve been trying to copy the ‘d’ in ‘de’ (although same problem with the ‘e’).
Will have a play again later tonight!
Ta,Posted 6 years ago
I’ve done it and will send it after lunch – but if you want to do it yourself.
Copy the ‘d’ out.
Then you get the complete filled in ‘d’ in front and the hole behind it.
Select just the filled in whole ‘d’ and ‘send to back’.
Then select both and go to pathfinder and select “subtract from shape area”.
Hope that helps.Posted 6 years ago
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