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Help with cutting a shape from another

New Here ,
Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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Hello, what I have is the green image, i basically want to make it look exactly like the blue image but can't work out how to get the white gap. I have tried using stroke but I don't want the stroke around the whole of the light green part. Please could someone help,

 

Thanks, Jess

 

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Community Expert , Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

Do you want white strokes, or to have the black show through? 

For the first - set a thick black stroke around the fingers, put it behind the fill, and set the stoke's opacity to 0%. 

Screen Shot 2022-08-23 at 11.52.24 AM.png

Group the fingers with the blue shape, and check the Knockout Group box for the group.

Screen Shot 2022-08-23 at 11.57.13 AM.png

If you need white behind the outline, set another copy of the blue below the group, and set to to white.

Screen Shot 2022-08-23 at 11.56.16 AM.png

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Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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There are several ways to get that. To do it destructively, I'd probably select the fingers shape and use Object > Path > Offset Path to create a larger copy of it, then Use Pathfinder > Minus Front to subtract it from the 'funnel' shape.

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Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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thank you i will try this

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what would my next steps be here?

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Deselect the inner fingers shape, leave the outer fingers and the funnel selected, then click the Minus Front button in the Pathfinder panel.

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Do you want white strokes, or to have the black show through? 

For the first - set a thick black stroke around the fingers, put it behind the fill, and set the stoke's opacity to 0%. 

Screen Shot 2022-08-23 at 11.52.24 AM.png

Group the fingers with the blue shape, and check the Knockout Group box for the group.

Screen Shot 2022-08-23 at 11.57.13 AM.png

If you need white behind the outline, set another copy of the blue below the group, and set to to white.

Screen Shot 2022-08-23 at 11.56.16 AM.png

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thank you, i want the gap to be transparant so it will adapt to any background

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Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

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SJR's first steps would get you that...

 

 

For the first - set a thick black stroke around the fingers, put it behind the fill, and set the stoke's opacity to 0%. 

Screen Shot 2022-08-23 at 11.52.24 AM.png

Group the fingers with the blue shape, and check the Knockout Group box for the group.

Screen Shot 2022-08-23 at 11.57.13 AM.png

 

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The Knockout Group does give you that transparency. Below is the same art placed over a green background.

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Aug 31, 2022 Aug 31, 2022

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Thank you everyone, i've got there now.

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