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    Posted: 05/Nov/2007 at 7:30am
Hey Guys,
 this is, I am hoping an easy question and answer.
I have bitmap image within illustrator and I have traced all aaround it but now there is another 'hole' I need to cut away within the picture... and I can't for the life of me figure out how to do it....

 here is a picture

any help would be greatly appreciated
 please and thank you in advance :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote riki20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/Nov/2007 at 9:15am
get back to photoshop and cut the white part out...
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that's my only option?
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Is that green in your image a new background you are putting the person over? If it is, you can just draw the shape in between the arm and mask it with the background as a second clipping mask.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote DiMiT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/Nov/2007 at 9:37am
hey phuck.stic
I tried that and this is what happens...

 I must be soing something simple wrong :(
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ryry919 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/Nov/2007 at 10:17am
you need to outline the image with the pen tool. then outline the inner area with the pen tool. then go to pathfinder and choose the right pathfinder to make a "silhouette" of the image you want to do a clipping mask for. then choose the "silhouette" and the image, and do a clipping mask

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I bow to your superior intellect sir :)

thanks heaps ryry919


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I know this is an old post but I am new and should chime in about this topic.

I do it all the time too.  No matter how complex the image is, treat the mask as a separate piece of art, work from the outside  first, then minus front (essentail pathfinder tool) the stuff you want to show through, then select both bitmap and vectored mask and hit command (control) 7.  Done.  If it's not perfect, use direct select tool to move the nodes some more for a tighter fit.  I separate screen printing  art for t shirts and work on the digital side as well with playing cards.


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Hi I have illustrator cs3 and I am trying to edit one of the free downloads from vectorportal. In the links below you will see I want to KNOCK out this BLACK panel to reveal whats behind it to show through.
 
I know Photoshop but this illustrator is killing me, for the longest time I can not figure out how to delete this, cut this out, remove this, etc etc.. without effecting the entire facemask at once.
 
If you can please advise I would greatly appreciate it.
 
 
 
Thanks
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