- November 27, 2010 at 11:53 am
Hi Newbie here,
I’ve looked at several youtube videos on how to use the clipping mask feature in Illustrator and maybe it’s just me, but I still can’t get my head around making it do what I would like it to.
I would easily be able to do this in Photoshop by highlight the text, then selecting the layer I wanted to delete from and simply hitting delete, but this clipping mask is stumping me.
Basically I would like to delete the word “CLOTHING” from the long sections of the 2 K’s then replace the word “CLOTHING” slightly smaller so that you can see through the 2 K’s…
Hope somebody can help me..
- November 27, 2010 at 5:45 pm
I’m sure there are a dozen approaches to doing this, but if I’m reading you correctly this is what I would do…
Select the K’s and Object/Compound Path/Make.
Group all of the whites, then Copy/Paste in Back, then Object/Arrange/Send to Back.
With the ‘Back’ whites still selected, shift-select the compound path K’s and Pathfinder/Minus Back
Pretty much, repeat step 2…
Select the black letters and Compound Path/Make.
Select the white compound path and Send to Back.
With the whites selected, shift-select the black letters and Pathfinder/Minus back.
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- November 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Thanks for getting back to me…
This seems to be working to an extent. The only problem I seem to be having is when I use the Minus Back function, is extracts only the original shape of the letters excluding the stroke.
I really need to have the stroke included, so that when I overlay the original lettering there is the transparent space between the K’s and the CLOTHING.
- December 3, 2010 at 11:15 pm
Just had to expand the text with the stroke twice and then follow the steps…
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