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Exclusion doesn't invert white over white

Community Beginner ,
May 07, 2020

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In every other graphics program, even Photoshop, when the layer mode is set to EXCLUDE, and

you draw white on top of white, the drawing turns black.

But in Illustrator it remains white.

 

exclude.jpg

I'd LOVE to know how to invert black over white or white over black without commiting to cutting it up with path finder

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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DavidB

 

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

I don't see the problem:

Top layer set to Exclusion:

2 layers Exclusion.png

Top object set to Exclusion:

2 objects Exclusion.png

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Exclusion doesn't invert white over white

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May 07, 2020

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In every other graphics program, even Photoshop, when the layer mode is set to EXCLUDE, and

you draw white on top of white, the drawing turns black.

But in Illustrator it remains white.

 

exclude.jpg

I'd LOVE to know how to invert black over white or white over black without commiting to cutting it up with path finder

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

DavidB

 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

I don't see the problem:

Top layer set to Exclusion:

2 layers Exclusion.png

Top object set to Exclusion:

2 objects Exclusion.png

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I don't see the problem:

Top layer set to Exclusion:

2 layers Exclusion.png

Top object set to Exclusion:

2 objects Exclusion.png

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May 07, 2020

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I figured it out

The background was set to transparent, so it had nothing to invert to

Once I added an actual white object on the BG layer, everything worked!

 

Thanks for the help!

DavidB

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May 07, 2020

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Good to hear that helped!

Yes, the default "white" background just simulates a paper color and does not behave like a white filled object.

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Right!?

The opposite of nothing is nothing LOL!

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DavidB

 

 

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