A colleague has asked me to change her sloppy pixel-based logo design into a vector. Now, I'm a long-time photoshop user who's just getting started with Illustrator. So naturally... I'm all confused :D.
This is the design:
And this has been my approach so far:
So, I hope these pictures already show where I get stuck... I want the whites in the logo to be transparent. Reasoning with my PS-knowledge, I tried to make a mask of the flower so that it is filled with the transparent circles but still remains transparent in between the 'petals'. But! Apparently, Illustrator can't mask grouped objects by grouped objects ':D and know I'm lost!
It would be great if somebody could help me (and my colleague) out!
PS: after taking the screenshot I realised that the outer grey circle should be the top layer instead of the bottom layer, so I already changed that ;)