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I made a circle, and above that I put a compound path which I download from internet, a custom B, I want to just take the circle without the custom B, I did it before, let say a circle with star above, if I want to take the circle without star I will use path finder, but it seems not working for compound path any solution?

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closed as not a real question by JohnB Jun 2 '13 at 14:55

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see here, I want to have the circle without the B. Cannot use pathfinder remove front, it won't work – Umair Ibrahim Sep 7 '12 at 19:16
You need to check the objects then. There's no reason Pathfinder > Minus Front (Subtract From Shape Area in CS3) shouldn't work. Make certain your "internet" image doesn't have a clipping mask applied to it or some other construction complexity it doesn't need. – Scott Sep 7 '12 at 20:35
it didn't work, maybe because it's a compound path, making from many path. I solved them by divide object. – Umair Ibrahim Sep 7 '12 at 20:40
It should still work fine with compound paths. There must be some other reason the objects are problematic. – Scott Sep 7 '12 at 20:49

Objects of the same group won't behave normal using the pathfinder. Having a compound for the B would suffice. I think you don't need to have it in a group or in a group together with the background, respectively other elements.

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