I have been trying to make some distressed letters I created into a clipping mask to place over a picture. The distressed text is outlined. Everytime I attempt to do this I end up completely hiding the photo I was attempting to make the mask for. I am using illustrator cs5. Does any one know of a good work around for this problem?
Select the outlined type and hit Cmd 8 to create a compound path, then create the clipping mask.
Or just do it with live type objects.