Illistrator: Execute Text from a object

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by KoenMovies, May 18, 2010.

  1. KoenMovies macrumors newbie

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    Heey Guys!

    I was wondering, I'm working on a new Logo for a friend of my.
    In the logo is something like a balk. (a vector object) but I want to let te text ©KoenMovies "Erased" of the balk... so that its transparent were the letters should be in the balk (I hope you understand).

    Does someone know how i can get this done?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

    Jim Campbell

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    Create a black rectangle. Create your text. Make sure the rectangle is bigger than the text.

    With the text path/box selected Go Type -> Create Outlines.

    Put the outlined text on top of the black rectangle. Select both the rectangle and the text. Use the Subtract From Shape Area function on the Pathfinder palette and you should end up with a black rectangle with the 'holes' punched out in the shape of the text -- anything behind will show through.

    Cheers

    Jim
     
  3. KoenMovies thread starter macrumors newbie

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    May 18, 2010
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    Thanks man!

    It totally worked out as I was looking for!

    You own me bro!
     

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