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How to create Icon with transparent shape inside

Feb 17, 2013 11:43 AM

Tags: #transparent_button #icon_design

Hi All

 

I would like to create a vector icon with a transparent shape inside it, like in this image below:

 

pastor_icon.png So everything should be transparent except of course the dark grey area...

 

How Do I do that?

 

Below is a link to my AI file if you want it:

 

AI File

 

Thank you!

 
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:51 AM   in reply to DexterDave

    Release the clipping mask on the book looking part. Use the path finder to Minus Front.

     

    Mike

     
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    Feb 17, 2013 12:19 PM   in reply to DexterDave

    With just the book icon selected, release clipping mask. Select both items, Minus Front.

     

    Is that what you did? What Illy version?

     

    this is what I get, green rectangle was placed behind to see the "hole."

     

    Home_page_icons2.ai_ @ 66.png

     

    Mike

     
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