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  • Clint Sanchez

    August 21, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Help Gurus! I am a novice illustrator user. I am trying to make a logo for a friend and am having difficulty. I have made the file

    It’s actually the badge and wording on a layer above the vector illustration of a cross section of a tree. I am trying to get the rings located in the badge deleted and have the badge have no fill instead of a white one so that a mockup in photoshop doesn’t have the colored part

    I have attached the AI file for reference as to the layer structure.

    11614_newboonlogofinal.ai.zip

    Thanks in advance!

  • Vincent Rosati

    August 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    One way is to make compound shapes.
    A ‘C’ is a single path. An ‘O’ is a compound path.

    Make a big square on your artboard, and give it a color.
    Then make a small circle inside the square.
    Then select both shapes and Object > Compound Path > Make.

    Vince

    *Please remember to Like an answer if it solves your question or gives you a good idea.

  • Clint Sanchez

    August 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Forgive my ignorance, but how would that translate into this project?

  • Vincent Rosati

    August 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Or, here’s another way…

    1) Select your text background (the shield) and delete the fill.

    2) Select your wood object, including the rings, and Object > Expand: Fill & Stroke.

    3) With the object still selected, Window > Pathfinder > Unite.

    4) Select the Group Select Tool, and click on the path of the shield.
    Do Copy + Edit > Paste in Back, then Object > Arrange > Send to Back.
    With the duplicate shield still selected, Shift + Select the wood and Window > Pathfinder > Minus Back.

    If you lose control of the duplicate shield, you can Ctrl + Z to step back, or Object > Lock the upper shield so you can select the lower shield.

    Vince

    *Please remember to Like an answer if it solves your question or gives you a good idea.

  • Clint Sanchez

    August 21, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks so much I will try that when I get home from my regular job.

  • Clint Sanchez

    August 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Vince, you might very well be the baddest dude to walk the earth! It worked like a charm! Now for me to figure out why.. I love to understand why something that works works. Thanks so much!

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