I am a newbie on Illustrator and am trying to produce an image that contains a paper that is divided/torn to, say 3, pieces. I don't want to rather throw torn pieces (similar to torn paper effect available on the net) but show the sliced pieces separated from each other on the same image. For now I am just trying to get straight edge instead of torn edge.
In order to achieve this, I do the following: I draw a rectangle and add a type in/on it with text. After I convert the text to outlines I create a compound path from type and the rectangle. Then I use the Line tool to cut the paper to 3 pieces. Finally I select all and divide it by using the Divide from Pathfinder. However I get the following scrambled figure from the original. What am I doing wrong here? Do you have any ideas/suggestions to achieve this effect?
Thanks a million in advance.