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Problems creating clipping masks

Feb 27, 2012 1:59 PM

I have been trying to make some distressed letters I created into a clipping mask to place over a picture. The distressed text is outlined. Everytime I attempt to do this I end up completely hiding the photo I was attempting to make the mask for. I am using illustrator cs5. Does any one know of a good work around for this problem?

 
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    Feb 27, 2012 2:04 PM   in reply to CoGordo4

    Select the outlined type and hit Cmd 8 to create a compound path, then create the clipping mask.

     

    Or just do it with live type objects.

     
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