You need to make "compound paths" out of any characters that have a counter (a space - eg "g, o, a, etc...")
Select both the paths (the outer shape and the counter) and from the object menu-> compound path -> make
Your file (set) is queued.
If possible, you may:
1) Select both outer path and inner path(s) forming the letter;
2) Object>Compound Path>Make.
That should give you the correct letter shapes.
But, since you seem to have the font, why not just type the letters in Illy? Or create all the artwork in Illy?
Thanks for that, very helpful! Think it worked..
The reason i didnt type the text in illustrator was because the logo was sent to me in a psd doc, so i had to export in order to get all the spacing and placement of the letters right.
My finished file with the compound paths made is now attached, and if this doesnt work its here:
im a bit confused about a couple of things but other than that fine:
a) i have saved as eps for vector editing and for easily making it bigger/smaller etc and changing colours without reducing its quality - is this correct? and will the now transparent sections retain transparency?
b) why there is a box on my artwork, overlapping the top and bottom of the main work area
c) how would i ready and export this for print?
Thankyou for your continued help!
english wedding red.ai 95.6 K
I would ask them to send you a pdf with the text outlined in the pdf they can do that with the flattenr settings in Acrobat if they do not want to send the font.
here is why the paths are made of too many points and that are following the raster's pixels which is visually correct but not accurate for the path feature to interpret.
here is a screen shot you really should get the font as a font or a properly made outline generated by Illustrator or Acrobat and set up the log all over.
Thanks, yes this makes sense, however not sure what you mean by this:
" text outlined in the pdf they can do that with the flattenr settings in Acrobat if they do not want to send the font."
I am trying to replicate what would happen if this was a paying client - i would probably have to do this myself.
I did lookup flattening on Adobe Help when first trying to solve the transparency problem, it looks like a big part of things, what are flattening setting for?
Thankyou, really really helpful
I am still with 10 and unable to open your document.
It is crucial to work entirely in vector, even if you do not have the font(s) in question. Otherwise you will never be able to use the artwork to its full for whichever purpose/size is required.
The font is New Baskerville from ITC but you can purchase it from Adobe
for 29 dollars and change it might be worth the while.