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Left click between the layer and the mask.
Try None as option, not Art Optimized, nor Type Optimized.
what I did is : used black&white fill and then use level(Ctrl+L)and make it full white background, see screenshot-1 Then I merge all three layer which you can see on layer panel in first screenshot using (Ctrl+E), and used magic wand tool to select the white background and ka-boom.. press DEL button.. :) Got transparent image
For your image I would use Channels. Go into your channels and notice the red one has the best contrast. Duplicate that channel and then use the Curves to adjust it. At the bottom of the Curves panel you can eyedrop the black point to your text and the white point to the background. Maybe tweak it a little. You get pretty close already. Might have to do the ...
You can do this with clipping masks. Pathfinder would also do this, as would compound paths. But presumably you want the text to stay editable. Do this make the clipping mask out of a square that has a circle on top of it and choose Object → Compound Mask → Make. you can then use this as a clipping mask. Thisway you get a inverse clipping mask. ...
You'll want to use the pathfinder for that task. Remember to convert your text objects into vectors before(there's no shortcut for that)
For future reference – everything that they said above is correct, but if you have transparency, you need to tell it to paste in the specific location on the canvas that you copied from. You do that with "paste in place": Edit > Paste Special > Paste in Place, or just Shift-Cmd-V/Shift-Ctrl-V.
This method won't allow your text to be edited later, but if that's not a problem for you, try using a Compound Path: Select your text, go to Type > Create Outlines Select your new text shape and your rectangle, and go to Object > Compound Path > Make
Select your text layer. Using the Magic Wand tool hold shift and click in areas you'd like to add to the Clipping Mask. With all the areas selected go to Select > Expand Selection > 1px. Create a new layer, fill this selection on the new layer. Select this layer and the text layer and group them (Ctrl/Cmd+G) then select the picture on top of it and you can ...
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