I have text that I live traced and I am trying to mask vertical lines through the letters. When I do this the text turns white. When I ungroup and do it one at a time only one letter works the others turn white. When I use make a compound path still only one letter will work and the other letters turn white.
Please help, I just purchase CS6 and I have not had time to do tutorials and I have a deadline to meet...
Thank you, but I need for this to be white lines and that way if can work on a black or white background. This should not b that difficult, does anyone know of a way to get this to work? I wonder why it will work on one of the letter, but not all?
The letter forms are probably grouped
1. Ungroup them, you might have ti use the ungroup command more than once or twice.
2. while all the letters are still selected make the text art a compund path (even if the option to release a compund path is present.)
3. make sure the letters are in font of the lines
4. select all and make your clipping mask
That works perfectly, my problem is that it is a vector graphic that I created by using image trace. Tech support is working with me and they have not solved it yet either Thank you so much tho...
thank you for your assistance. I think there may be a problem with the image(text) that I traced. Adobe has yet to figure it out so I may start over and see if that fixes the problem.
In the mean time I will make a text image and trace it and see what i come up with but another appraoch would be to use the new pattern amking tool to make a pattern of lines whit and black and fill the text shapes witht he pattern that should do the trick.
I got it now you live trace and expand text image
then flatten the transparency 100% vector as the settings
then make a compund path
now you can successfully the clipping mask and the letters will mask the art.
Flattening the transparency seems to be the important ingredient.
This was traced from a text image expanded ungrouped flatten the transparency made a compound path and then the clipping mask. Voila!