This is hard to explain, but I'll do it as best as I can. I have this vector graphic: It has a white background that I am seeking to remove. However it seems there is actually no white background. The background is black with a white mask over it, producing the shape below. How can I invert(?) the mask so that it is a shape instead of a mask, and that I can have a transparent background with a black shape? Any help greatly appreciated. The file is here if it is of any help. Thanks in advance! Berrely
There's no actual mask in the SVG. The entire design is made of white filled objects, which are grouped, and placed over a black filled rectangle. Shortcuts below are for PC, for Mac use Command instead of Ctrl.
- Using the Selection Tool (V) select the graphic by clicking on a white area
- Ungroup (Shift+Ctrl+G)
- Do Object > Compound Path > Make (Ctrl+8)
- Select all (Ctrl+A)
- Open the Path Finder (Shift+Ctrl+F9) and hit the Minus Front button.
Enable the Transparency grid (Shift+Ctrl+D) to see it