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Bradley KanterSubtract an autotrace image from a solid
by on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:45:07 pm

I've designed a stencil image in Illustrator. How may I take that image and use it to "carve" (subtract?) from a solid so that I could use a 3D point light to burst through from behind?

I've imported the .png image and autotraced it, but not sure where to go from there.


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John CuevasRe: Subtract an autotrace image from a solid
by on Aug 31, 2015 at 3:48:32 pm

Apply the auto traced layer over the layer you wish to subtract. Change the subtract layer's track matte to "alpha inverted". Select both layers and precompose(shift+cntl+C). Now you have a layer with a hole in it.

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