I have a grouped object in illustrator and I want to cut out a circle-shaped hole out of the grouped object. So I draw the circle over the grouped object and:
If I try to select the grouped object and the circle and go to Object > Clipping Mask > Make, I get only the small circle as a result (I want the reverse, the big object minus the area of the small circle).
If I go to Window > Pathfinder, none of the options has the desired effect - Pathfinder deletes the components of the grouped object that intersect the small circle, instead of treating the grouped object as a single object
I've made a simple example - the black thing is the grouped object, the red thing is the shape I want to cut out of the grouped object.