I have an image that's been image traced. All I want to do is cut out horizontal stripes out of the image.
Since I want to cut out a lot of evenly spaced stripes, I thought the easiest way would be to make a pattern with a horizontal line. Then I drew a box with the pattern, placed it over the image, and clicked "minus front" in the pathfinder tools. Of course, this did not work. I've tried many, many, different things to get this to work, but I'm having no luck. So rather than explain everything I've tried, I'd just like to ask the easiest way to achieve this result?
This seems like a really simple thing. As a Photoshop veteran, Illustrator is very frustrating, as nothing seems to work as you would expect. Thanks