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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.

marked as duplicate by Scott adobe-illustrator Feb 25 '15 at 18:15

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  • It would be nice if you can upload that .ai file so that others can take a look and solve you problem. – roxid Nov 27 '14 at 11:47
  • Possibly Helpful: here, here, and here – Scott Dec 27 '14 at 17:29

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 Nov 27 '14 at 7:38
  • I used Minus instead of unite and exclude – MIke Nov 27 '14 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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