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Clint Sanchez
Illustrator Gurus!
on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:03:40 am

Help Gurus! I am a novice illustrator user. I am trying to make a logo for a friend and am having difficulty. I have made the file



It's actually the badge and wording on a layer above the vector illustration of a cross section of a tree. I am trying to get the rings located in the badge deleted and have the badge have no fill instead of a white one so that a mockup in photoshop doesn't have the colored part



I have attached the AI file for reference as to the layer structure.

11614_newboonlogofinal.ai.zip

Thanks in advance!


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Vincent Rosati
Re: Illustrator Gurus!
on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:31:51 pm

One way is to make compound shapes.
A 'C' is a single path. An 'O' is a compound path.

Make a big square on your artboard, and give it a color.
Then make a small circle inside the square.
Then select both shapes and Object > Compound Path > Make.

Vince

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Clint Sanchez
Re: Illustrator Gurus!
on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:37:49 pm

Forgive my ignorance, but how would that translate into this project?


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Vincent Rosati
Re: Illustrator Gurus!
on Aug 21, 2017 at 1:43:30 pm

Or, here's another way...

1) Select your text background (the shield) and delete the fill.

2) Select your wood object, including the rings, and Object > Expand: Fill & Stroke.

3) With the object still selected, Window > Pathfinder > Unite.

4) Select the Group Select Tool, and click on the path of the shield.
Do Copy + Edit > Paste in Back, then Object > Arrange > Send to Back.
With the duplicate shield still selected, Shift + Select the wood and Window > Pathfinder > Minus Back.

If you lose control of the duplicate shield, you can Ctrl + Z to step back, or Object > Lock the upper shield so you can select the lower shield.

Vince

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Clint Sanchez
Re: Illustrator Gurus!
on Aug 21, 2017 at 1:51:35 pm

Thanks so much I will try that when I get home from my regular job.


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Clint Sanchez
Re: Illustrator Gurus!
on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:22:47 pm

Vince, you might very well be the baddest dude to walk the earth! It worked like a charm! Now for me to figure out why.. I love to understand why something that works works. Thanks so much!


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