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When you outline text it creates a group, with each letter being its own shape. You can't use a group as a mask, what you need to do is create a compound path from your group. With your outlined text selected: Object → Compound Path → Make (or hit cmd + 8) But—You don't need to outline text to use it as a mask. Just use your live text as a mask and theres ...


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Duplicate the object that you wish to create a reflection of and flip it vertically (Object > Transform > Reflect, making sure you choose Horizontally) Duplicate the "reflection" group that you just made in the last step, then use the Pathfinder to combine all of the shapes into one Fill the new path with a black to white gradient (black = ...



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