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how to make transparent area of logo

Jul 7, 2013 9:31 PM

I have a self designed logo that looks great on a white background.  Problem is when I put the logo over a picture the outside area of the "o" in natco shows behond the red square.  I want the outside of the "o" to be flush with the red square so it looks good when I put it over a picture.   Any help on best way to do this??natco1.JPG

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    Jul 7, 2013 9:34 PM   in reply to tilecleaner

    Move the text over? Increase the size of the red square? Beyond that, you will need to be more clear on what you are wanting.



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    Jul 7, 2013 10:27 PM   in reply to tilecleaner

    Try a clipping mask. Copy and paste in front the red square. Select the front square and the text. The front square will act like an inverted  mask and any text that falls outside of that square gets clipped.



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    Jul 8, 2013 12:00 AM   in reply to tilecleaner

    Make your own custom font then.



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    Jul 8, 2013 2:20 AM   in reply to Mike in British Columbia

    Assuming the type is outlines and not live text......


    If youwant the TCO to be transaprent......


    Select the only the TCO

    Cut (Edit > Cut)

    Paste in Front (Edit > Paste in Front)

    Make a compound path (Object > Compound Path > Make)

    Select the TCO compound path and the red diamond

    Pathfinder Panel > Click the Minus Front button (second from left, top row)




    If you want the TCO to be white....


    Select the rectangle

    Copy (Edit > Copy)

    Deselect All (Select > Deselect All)

    Paste in Front (Edit > Paste in Front)

    Select the newley pasted rectangle and the O.

    Now do either A or B below..... For a logo, I'd probably do A but it's your call, both options work.


    [OPTION A]

    Pathfinder Panel > Crop (Bottom row, third from left)

    Draw a new rectangle with no fill and no stroke.

    Select Similar ( Select > Same > Fill and Stroke)

    Hit delete. - This removed extra items left over by the Crop command.


    [OPTION B]

    Create a Clipping Mask (Object > Clipping Mask > Make)



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