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making a "hole in an object"


philjohns

Senior Member
#1
Ok wierd qestion...my minds gone blank and Im SURE its possible...

I have a picture of a man (like on a toilet door) and want to make a "hole" in his body out of words so that he is solid but the hole spells a word etc etc.

Its difficult to explain so ill upload a picture but any ideas on how i can do it?

Thanks,

Phil


see attachment - i need the white text to be a "hole" in the man so it can be printed as one colour...
 

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#2
I err (probably do it the wrong way, but it works). select the man and the text. click 'trim' on the pathfinder palette. then right-click > ungroup, and delete the white bit :|
 

allyally2k

Senior Member
#4
Lol i do it a similar way to becky but it also works for me, i just tried it. Select the man and text, then click minus front (pathfinder)
 

allyally2k

Senior Member
#6
That looks right to me, you won't know if its worked cos its just white behind try putting a gradient box behind to see if it has worked. However, that is just one colour ain't it, 'cos white is paper?! :confused:
 

philjohns

Senior Member
#7
Yeh, basically i need just the black to be an object and not the lettering. Cos its for a one colour tshirt design....if you understand where im coming from.

This is really bugging me as there is know way that this design is possible if i cant manage it...
 

philjohns

Senior Member
#10
exactly that..... i think

if this works i will be so appreciative...i think i need a step by step though...it still doesnt seem to work...
 
#13
philjohns said:
exactly that..... i think

if this works i will be so appreciative...i think i need a step by step though...it still doesnt seem to work...

Step by step can help you if yer like. It really is a simple process.:)
 

philjohns

Senior Member
#14
step by step would be good. im sure ive got to be doing something wrong.

do i need the text as outlines yeh? and on a seperate layer to the man?
 
#16
Yes, the text has to be on a different layer.
Highlight the text with the wand THEN switch back to your main illustration layer.
The wand outline will now be on the main illustration .....press delete to punch that fella out.
Sorted.