I apologize if the title of the question isn't terribly clear, I'm struggling with finding terminology that is adequate.
Essentially, what I am trying to do is create a rectangle that looks like a piece of old paper that has torn edges at the top and the bottom, as though it was torn off a roll. Here's how I've tried to accomplish this:
- I created a rectangle
- I placed an "old paper" image behind the rectangle
- I created an image mask with the rectangle and image
- I hand drew a line with the pencil and used the wrinkle tool to make it jagged; I drew the line such that it crosses the entire width of the visible rectangle and it sometimes breaks the top edge of the rectangle as well
- I'm using Pathfinder's "Minus Front"
What ends up happening, I think, is that the image mask is deleted and I'm left with a jagged line and an image. How can I get the effect I'm going for?
(In case it's important, I need the final object to be one object so I that I can duplicated it and create a drop shadow.)