I want to create a rectangle and place some text onto it.
Only i want the text to actually remove the rectangle as if the text were cut out of the rectangle.
This would allow whatever is behind the rectangle to show through.
If the canvas is behind the rectangle and the canvas is transparent, then the background of the web page surface will show through.
Just in case you don't know what i am asking. take a peice of paper and cut out the word hello. Place the paper anywhere and the word hello is a hole in the paper. I want the paper with the hole and not the text i cut out of it.
I tried ctrl-x ing a text object and pasting it as a mask onto a rectangle, This produced the exact opposite of what i am trying to do.
hope I understand your question properly, try this:
- with text object ABOVE the rectangle object
- select both of them
- then go Modify > Mask > Group As Mask
go to the Property Inspector, and with the 'Grayscale Appearance' option, ensure you use 100% White (to reveal/inherit the rectangle color).
hope that helps
here is what i had to do!
I created a white rectangle.
I placed some black text onto it.
I grouped them together.
I created a new colored rectangle.
i dragged the Text/White rectangle on top of it.
I selected them all and clicked
Modify->Mask->Group as mask.
Presto it is what i wanted.
From there i can add textures, effects, change the color. add gradiant ect.
Super - gladd you got it worked out.