Hi, I have a complicated vector graphic made up of lots colours including spot colours and overprint (Its for a UV Printer) . I need to place some text over the graphic and then add a stroke around the text. Easy enough. The problem then comes when I need the stroke to become invisible and knockout the stroke shape from the complicated vector graphic that is behind. Any ideas? Thanks peeps
Which version of Illustrator are you using?
Also, I think it would be pretty helpful if you could provide a sample Illustrator file including some further instructions.
Barring complications I'm not familiar with or am overlooking, group the lettering and background, activate Knockout Group in the Appearance panel. Set the opacity of the text's fill or stroke, as desired, to 0%.
This worked Peter! Thank you so much for your clear instruction. I also had to do the same with a compound path which didn't work, but I followed your same principle but just gave the opacity 1%, that did the trick! Thank so much! Zoe
You're welcome, Zoe! I'm glad you found it useful.