sorry if title is weird. basically, i want to do this as shown in picture:

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but illustrator won’t let me. i’ve tried several ways to delete the middle piece or make it not fill at all. i want the middle to be transparent. please help and thank you!


Draw your 2 ellipses (they need to be closed paths)

Then select them both and go to Object> Compound Path> Make.

You will get the result you want.


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