1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 12, 2010 10:46 AM by Jacob Bugge

    Converting a letter to shape

    afflictedd2

      Hi everyone

       

      I want to substract a letter from a circle, but when I try to do this, nothing happens.

      I suspect it is because it is a text object. Is there a way to turn it into a shape so that

      I can use pathfinder stuff like "substract", "trim".. etc.. with other shapes.

       

      Ted

        • 1. Re: Converting a letter to shape
          Jacob Bugge MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Ted,

           

          You may Type>Create Outlines, select oth, and use Pathfinder>Minus Front (Subtract from shape area holding Alt/Option in older versions).

           

          Or you may keep the Live Type, select both, and Transparency>Flyout>Make Opacity Mask with Clip and Invert unticked.

           

          The latter is reversible beyond Undos.