I'm interested in preserving the object integrity of the two letters in the image on the left. However, I would like to interlace the letters in the same manner as the image on the right without using the knife tool (as I did on the right, which has left a line on the S just to the left of the V that I can't seem to get rid of). I understand this can be done with transparency masks but I'm not sure how to do this. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!
- Draw a path around the areas of the V you want to show.
You can draw 2 paths, select both paths, and then use
Object > Compound Path > Make to create a compound path. This allows 2 or more paths to be treated as a single object.
- Select this new path (or compound path) and the V and choose
Object > Clipping Mask > Makefrom the menu.
This will hide anything in the selection outside the path/compound path you drew.
Adobe has a help section regarding clipping masks if you get stuck.