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oldschool
May 13, 2005, 01:05 AM
I'm getting some labels printed and have to send my design into the printers, but i'm not really that fluent using illustrator. I've completed most of the design but i'm just having some trouble removing text from around a box.

I attached an image. I just want to keep the text that's on top of the grey box but remove the surrounding text.

Any way i can do this?

http://img65.echo.cx/img65/3350/test1qn.jpg



baummer
May 13, 2005, 11:47 AM
Rasterize the text, and then use the eraser tool.

dornoforpyros
May 13, 2005, 02:00 PM
use a mask yo. Copy the box, paste IN FRONT of the text(this will leave you with 2 boxes, the one you want to show and the one that's going to act as the mask)
then select the box and your text then go Object>Clipping Mask>Make

Hope this helps.

oldschool
May 13, 2005, 11:50 PM
thanks!

Sparky's
May 25, 2005, 09:28 PM
use a mask yo. Copy the box, paste IN FRONT of the text(this will leave you with 2 boxes, the one you want to show and the one that's going to act as the mask)
then select the box and your text then go Object>Clipping Mask>Make

Hope this helps.

Ditto, an easier way is to select the box (or rectangle Tool) make sure there is no fill or stroke and size it to what you want to show, i.e. maybe you want a little outside the box thing. Make sure the rectangle is in front and select everything you want to print, then select "Object>Clipping Path>Make" or press (cmnd+7)

For more input from "Commercial Printing" experts and help in DTP, go to www.prepressforums.com

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oldschool
May 27, 2005, 11:58 PM
Ditto, an easier way is to select the box (or rectangle Tool) make sure there is no fill or stroke and size it to what you want to show, i.e. maybe you want a little outside the box thing. Make sure the rectangle is in front and select everything you want to print, then select "Object>Clipping Path>Make" or press (cmnd+7)

For more input from "Commercial Printing" experts and help in DTP, go to www.prepressforums.com

have fun and Share Your Knowledge


thanks sparky's