So i have trace a logo using pen tool the problem is the logo has a hole inside that I need it to be transparent. Here is the look of the image link

now I need to make the white inside the logo transparent but when I change the fill to none the look will be this

what should I do about this? I just started with Illustrator.

  • It would be nice if you can upload that .ai file so that others can take a look and solve you problem.
    – roxid
    Commented Nov 27, 2014 at 11:47
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    – Scott
    Commented Dec 27, 2014 at 17:29

2 Answers 2


you should subtract the holes so it will appears transparent. you can do that by selecting the three objects and go to the menu Windows >Pathfinder > and select the Exclude icon.

That's it.

please notice that the very top object will cut the lower.

  • doing that makes the black all white inside the outline.
    – MIke
    Commented Nov 27, 2014 at 7:38
  • I used Minus instead of unite and exclude
    – MIke
    Commented Nov 27, 2014 at 7:41

Right click on the object and remove compund path.You will get the exact shape like the hole.Make it white or just subtract.Both will do.

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