question about masking in illustrator

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by gonnabuyamac, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. gonnabuyamac
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    macrumors 6502

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    i a couple text objects that i would like to use to mask over a picture in illustrator cs3. i can make one text object work, but i can't figure out how to combine the text objects so they can both mask at the same time.

    anybody know how to do that?
     
  2. tobefirst
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    You need to use the Pathfinder>Shape Modes: Add to shape area to "combine" the two separate texts. Select both texts, then do the pathfinder on them. I outlined the text first before I did it. I don't know if that mattered or not. After that, you'll be able to use Clipping Mask>Create Mask to do what you're looking for.
     
  3. Halcyon
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    If you don't outline the text, you can go straight to make clipping path. Once the text is outlined, indeed you have to apply the above described proceedure.
     

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