I'm making some art that involves molecules and stuff and wanted to cut out a part of the parent ring. I tried the subtract function in the pathfinder that comes in Adobe Illustrator CS6 but it gives me some distorted shape. The brown base layer has a bloat effect of 2% on it to make the sides a little bit rounded, does that matter? What am I doing wrong?
I'm trying to cut out the circle shape from the brown base such that it looks as if the circle was white in color when placed over a white background. I could do just that but I don't want the white circle in transparent pngs.
I didn't know what to search to check if anyone else had the same problem so I thought I should just ask a new question. Any help would be much appreciated!
[Image 1 is before subtraction and image 2 is after.]
Note: I'm not very familiar with illustrator but I'm pretty comfortable with photoshop so detailed answers might be required, sorry for the trouble!