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When exploring things like this it is best to use very rudimentary objects so you can see the differences. I started with the red circle and black rectangle. I then added a green/yellow stroke after the pathfinder operation so you can see edges better. As you'll notice each operation results in different artwork. The only two which are similar are Trim ...


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Select both circles and click the Divide button on the Pathfinder Panel. This will create 3 separate shapes. You can also simply grab the Live Paint Bucket Tool and click once on the circles to create a Live Paint Group, then continue clicking areas to fill them with color. When done click the Expand button on the control bar across the top of the ...


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Create the circle shape. Remove the fill. Give it a stroke that is as thick as the width you want. Go to Object → Expand.. in the top horizontal menu. Create a rectangle that's as thick as you want the gaps to be. While you still have the rectangle selected, hold Shift and select the circle. Use the alignment options to center it horizontally and ...


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This is most effectively achieved by offsetting the path of the front shape, and subtracting the resulting shape from all the shapes in the back, using the Pathfinder. As an example, say I'd like to do the outlining with the blue shape as my front shape: Select the blue shape with the Move tool (V); Choose Object > Path > Offset Path...; Key in an ...


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I made this in about 3 minutes using the circle tool, direct selection tool and live paint. I don't know if there's a faster way, but this was pretty quick. Basically, draw a circle and a smaller circle inside that circle. Draw a new circle that is the exact width between the left anchor point of the inner circle and the right anchor point of the outer ...


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By selecting both shapes and hitting Subtract on the Pathfinder Palette:


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In Illustrator... Select it all, Pathfinder > Merge, click the red, hit delete. Or Select it all, grab the Shape Builder Tool, Hold down the Option/Alt and click-drag starting below the rings, to the center ring covered by red.


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You can simply draw a line and use Effect > Distort & Transform > Roughen to create a jagged line. Then copy the line, select both the "rough" lines and choose Object > Expand Appearance. Then select the end points and join them via Object > Path > Join. It's important to draw a separate line and apply the effect to just a line if you ...


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It's an extremely simple shape. Why not just draw two rectangles and a triangle, arrange them accordingly and assign them a stroke with “rounded joints”. Then select them all and use Pathfinder's “Add” operation. That's it! This way, you can easily adjust the stroke thickness as required:


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Quick and easy: Put your figure in the back. Set your text in the front. Turn your text into outlines. Select both. Pathfinder→Divide. This breaks the text into pieces using the back figure as the slice point. Use the white arrow to select the pieces of the text which overlay the figure. Color at will.


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One quick and easy way to do this is with a Clipping Mask: I've got two text layers, one for green and one for purple. I duplicated the silhouette path and used it as a Clipping Mask for the purple text Another way is to use Blending Modes: The top silhouette is filled with blue and the Blending Mode is set to Overlay. Under that is a duplicate of ...


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Notice on the tooltip that pathfinder minus says "minus front". It can subtract many things from one thing - out of everything you have in a selection the one thing in the back is what it subtracts everything that's in front of it. When I say "one thing", groups don't count. When you expanded the text you got a group, and expand text puts the first letter ...


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Illustrator can't do Pathfinder effects on rasterised files it has placed. To achieve this effect, you will indeed have to use a clipping mask: draw a circle snugly around your star; unite all your white lines to a single shape; subtract the lines shape from the circle using the Pathfinder; ungroup the result... ...and make it a compound path: Object > ...


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I managed to find a good solution using Illustrator CS5.5. Like they mentioned earlier in the post, create your filled rectangle. Next place your choice text on top. Then transform text into paths (Type > Create Outlines). Finally select both type and rectangle and Alt+Click 'Minus-Front' command to create a Compound Shape. That should do it! I added a ...


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Sometimes the path direction causes the effect to not be visible. After creating outlines from the text, try selecting the outlined text as well as the rectangle and create a Compound Path via the Object menu.


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There's no trick or filter to making all-monochrome versions of your logo like this. I guess this designer simply drew the white contours so they would suggest the corresponding shapes in the colour version. Monochromising a logo can be quite an art.


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This doesn't answer your question specifically (no "cutting" involved), but another less-permanent way to do this is with a clipping mask. Duplicate the circle and make sure it is above the art you want to remove. Then, select both the circle and the art, and do Object → Clipping Mask → Make. This will just "hide" the portion that you don't want to appear ...


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If you want extremely fast solution, grab Ellipse tool and select options as on the picture: If you want perfect solution you should use Pathfinder panel cutting the circle with a cross.


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I give you another answer, but there are a lot of options. Create a circle (Elliple tool->Shift+Click+Drag) and make desired stroke (i.e. 23 points) Next, press Object->Expand Next grab Type tool and type "+", then press Object->expand and resize and locate the cross along the circle. Then select all the shapes and press Minus front on pathfinder ...


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Another way... Add an odd colored stroke to the primary object Choose Object > Expand Appearance (if available) and Object > Expand Select the primary object and all objects to be "trimmed". Hit the Merge Button on the Pathfinder Panel Click the odd colored stroke (which is now a shape) and hit delete the blue rectangle is locked in this ...


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No. That's the long and the short of it. As soon as a path consists of more than one continuous line, it has to be a compound path.


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You can use Unite in the Pathfinder panel or you could use the shape Builder tool They work differently unite would be easier for this task. select the objects and click the unite button in the pathfinder panel. (window > pathfinder) to use shapebuilder first select the objects then drag the tool over the parts you want to combined (conversely ...


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If the path is just a stroke, you merely need to delete a section and add the new section making certain the anchors are connected. Stroke rounding will be retained.


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The reason why you are getting the weird shape cutout in your last image, is because the circle only has a stroke applied to it. Expand the circle with the stroke first, which will turn it into a fill. (Or you could go to "outline stroke"). From there, follow the steps and you will see it cookie cuts quite nicely.


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Draw a shape which covers the area you want to remove. Select the new path and the continent. On the Pathfinder Panel (Window > Pathfinder), click the Minus Front button.


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For a clipping mask, grab the circle and bring it to the front, select it and the 4, right click and choose create clipping mask.


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You just need to convert the type into paths first: right-click on the type element and choose Create Outlines. Then select both objects and click the button 'Subtract from Shape Area' in the Pathfinder panel (from version CS6 on the button is worded 'Minus Front'). The text element needs to be above the rectangle – if the text is below, click the 'Minus ...


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This answer addresses if the above has THREE shapes and not two. Vincent's answer is correct if there are two shapes. I would take your designs as so: In this instance I would select ONLY the Polygons: Navigate to Object -> Compound Path -> Make or cmd+8: If I select everything: and do Pathfinder with an option of Minus Front on a design ...


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you can achieve the desire effect without redraw your star. using clipping mask and it can work perfectly with rasterized shapes. unite all your white strokes (after your convert it to outline) and color it to black. cut the united shape [CTRL+x] click on your star and make a mask in the transparency panel by clicking on [make ] button. now your star is ...


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I think Opacity Masks are the easiest here. They are essentially a one-click method which is non-destructive. If you use 100% solid vector objects for the mask, then there's no concern about half toning either and the mask is just as infinitely scalable as the artwork under it. In addition, this method allows the mask artwork to be scaled, rotated, or ...



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