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  1. #1
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    Nov 2014

    Default How to minus front text

    Hey guys,

    I'm new to illustrator probably been working on it for about 2 days now, I'm trying to design my brother a logo, i have a hipster wallpaper set as my background and ontop of that i have a white circle, ontop of the circle i have some black text that i want to be cutting through the white circle so the text shows by the hipster background shining through the circle, if that makes any sense haha.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Dunoon, Scotland

    Default Re: How to minus front text

    Expand your text using the Object menu, then through the Windows menu go down the Pathfinder palette, It's alphabetical arranged, then with the Pathfinder palette displayed make sure that the text is to the front, you may have to ungroup the expanded text ----> click on Minus Front. ----> you might need to do this for each of the expanded letters, it depends on which vers. of AI you have.

    You can also use the Shape Builder Tool to do the same job (Shift+M) then Alt+click the area you want to remove. Again each must e a shape so you have to Expand the text and ungroup.

    Do a search for "cutting a shape using Illustrator" would help you understand the tools for as there is many ways that you can do this.
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