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I need to create a logo. It's very basic but I cannot figure out how to achieve my desisred effect with Adobe Illustrator.

Like the image before, I need to have a part of the text cut out. I tried using a white rectangle and under pathfinder I used divide but that leaves me with the white rectangle attached still.

I need the part that is cut out to be transparent.

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  • Set the Text
  • Type > Create Outlines
  • Draw the rectangle
  • Grab the Shape Builder Tool
  • Hold down the Option/Alt key and click-drag across rectangle

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Make sure the rectangle is behind the type (that has been converted to outlines). Then try the Pathfinder tool: Minus Back.

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