Illustrator - Is it possible to subtract layers from each other?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by jive, May 24, 2006.

  1. jive macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I'm makng what is essentially a donut shape and I have the outer circle draw and the smaller one is on top. How do I delete the inner circle from the bottom layer?

    Or is it possible to draw a donut shape?

    jive
     
  2. freeny macrumors 68020

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    Draw then select your two circles,

    Then go to "Object/Compound path/Make compound path"

    Presto! a donut or Taurus.
     
  3. usclaneyj macrumors regular

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    #3
    open your pathfinder palette (window/pathfinder).. it's got add, subtract, divide, intersect, etc.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    But remember, the top options in that palette are reversible (until the Expand button is clicked), the bottom ones are not. Well, except for the undo levels anyway.
     

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