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How do I get a path outline to 'cut out' the shape below.

Feb 26, 2013 1:48 PM

Tags: #illustrator #help #compound #antlers

Hi guys. I have been playing around a bit - and think the answer lives somewhere in compound paths, but can't quite get it right.

 

In the example below, I essentially want the anter to cut out it's outline shape into the axe. Same with the shield over everything.

 

This is essentially so I can place the logo over all sorts of backgrounds, without having to have a white outline on it.

 

Could someone point me in the right direction?

 

Ta.

 

example.jpg

 
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    Feb 26, 2013 2:05 PM   in reply to KerryAdamsNZ

    Kerry,

     

    Pondering over the hidden meaning.

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 2:05 PM   in reply to KerryAdamsNZ

    Basically what you want to do is the expand the white paths and minus them from the axes and the antlers using Pathfinder (Panel) > Minus Front.

    Keep a copy of your drawing as it is as a backup if it doesn’t go right firsrt time.

    If you think the job out carefully before you start you should be able to do the Pathfinder part in 4 operations.

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 2:10 PM   in reply to Steve Fairbairn

    But then there should also be a white path round the shield, Steve?

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 2:14 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Select all

    Object > Expand Appreance (if available)

    Object > Expand

    Select All

    Grab the Shape Builder Tool

    Option/Alt-Click the white stroke (which is now a shape due to the exapanding)

     
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