11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2012 9:34 AM by [scott] RSS

    create "seamless steel pipe" border ???

    Mark Embrey Community Member

      I'm a real newb on Illustrator - I want to create a border for export to Flash Catalyst that looks like a continuous steel pipe with rounded corners.

       

      I've tried several things and looked all over for examples. It seems that I need to create 2 rectangles, one a bit smaller, group them and then create a clipping mask.

       

      Every time and every which way I try this I end up with the center area showing and the outer area hidden. What I want to end up with is the outer area showing and the inner area hidden.

       

      .. and then still I don't know how to have the desired result have a "3D" look as you would expect of a pipe.

       

      Ideas anyone?

       

      many thanks,

       

      Mark