Trying to mask type with a vector pattern (place a vector pattern in a type clipping path), but nothing seems to be working. Never had issue before. Tried path in front, pattern in front, converting type path to compound path, converting vector to compound path. A couple of times it looked like it worked, but the pattern was invisible within the path. Illustrator CS6, on a Mac. Help is appreciated, thank you.
1 Keep the type live no rason to outline it.
2 place the pattern in the back (behind the text)
3 select both the patternand the text
4 Object>Clipping Mask>Make
If you outline the text
then after you outlined the text
1.while the text group is still selected go to Object Compund Path>Make (even though it already says it is a compound path tht actually refers to the individual letter forms)You need the whole group to be a compund path.
2 Make sure the pattern is behind the text and select both
3 Now make your clipping mask