Making an O shape with the Pen tool?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by hob, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. hob macrumors 68020

    hob

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    Hi.

    This evening I've decided it's about time I tried some vector art. So I've fired up Illustrator and started penning about.

    I'm trying to trace out an O shape on my t-shirt, so I've done the outside of it, but I can't work out how to cut out the inside of the shape!

    I realise this is pretty basic stuff, but I can't seem to work it out just by playing, googling, Adobe Help files etc... I've tried Clipping Mask but I can't seem to get it to work... maybe that's not the right thing...
     
  2. Airship macrumors newbie

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    For the record, an O shape is called a circle.
    It sounds like you want to cut a hole out of another larger vector. You can do that with the pathfinder tools (which can be found in the window menu.)
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Another way to do this is to select the shape and the hole, and pick Object->Compound Path->Make. This will give you something that acts more like a group, while the pathfinder gives you semi-independent shapes with grouped appearances.
     
  4. hob thread starter macrumors 68020

    hob

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