Hi I want to create a icon like this:

Conference Image

So the Middle person has kind of transparent border around itself. So the other get cut automatically.

How to do this ?

Is there any way I can add transparent border ?

  • If it was photoshop, its easy but I am not an expert on illustrator – Chelseawillrecover Jul 27 '16 at 13:21
  • @KMSTR i tried knokout group but i did not know how to use that – Rajan Jul 28 '16 at 12:53

You can create a knockout stroke by using transparency to shape a knockout group.

  1. Put all three people together in a single layer
  2. On the top-most person, add a stroke with thickness of your liking
  3. From the Transparency pane, click Knockout Group twice and Opacity & Mask Define Knockout Shape once so that both have a checkmark
  4. Set the opacity of your stroked person to 0%

Here's a demonstration:

transparency knockout group demonstration on some meeple

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