I have created custom text, so that each letter in my 3 letter word is a separate compound object.
Now I have made a filled (with gradient) ellipse and rectangle behind the text to create a clipping mask with all 3 text objects. (see image1)
However, when I select all the objects and select: object>clipping mask >make, it only mask the one letter, which is the one on top. (see image 2)
However, when I group the 3 letters together, it does not create a clipping mask at all, it shows nothing... (see image 3)
How do I ake all 3 letters be in the mask?
Here is a link to the .ai file: http://lamininbeauty.co.za/david/STS.ai
One more question - If I now want to copy that masked text, it does weird things.
How do I copy that masked text? Is it possible? I want to make a drop shadow (vertically flipped) of that text.
For my part you are welcome, Dave.
For many purposes, such as a normal simple drop shadow, you can:
1) Create a copy of the text,
2) Lock the original, and use the copy for the Clipping Mask,
3) Use the underlying original for other purposes.
I am a bit unsure what you mean by a drop shadow (vertically flipped) of that text.
An image/screenshot and/or a more detailed description might help helpers that are a bit slow in the uptake.