Make transparent rectangles illustrator

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I have this image and I want to make it transparent even where the white rectangles are.

But in illustrator this is not as easy as it may seem.
They're normal rectangles, but I can't do it...

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 30, 2020
Ton Frederiks Adobe Community Professional , Jul 30, 2020
And if all of the above doesn't work. Use the Shape Builder tool (Shift-M) and drag over the white areas with the Alt key pressed.

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Doug A Roberts Adobe Community Professional , Jul 29, 2020
If those are normal vector shapes, you sould be able to select them and the black rectangle and go to Object > Compound Path > Make

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Can you please tell us what this is? A vector graphic? Or a placed raster image?

Please do show what's in the layers panel.

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its only vector graphic

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Then select all and make a compound path? Does that not work?

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If those are normal vector shapes, you sould be able to select them and the black rectangle and go to Object > Compound Path > Make

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uascarpa,

 

Or if they decide to make a nuissance of themselves when you make the Compound Path as suggested by Doug, you can (also) use Pathfidner>Minus front to make the Compound Path.

 

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And if all of the above doesn't work.

Use the Shape Builder tool (Shift-M) and drag over the white areas with the Alt key pressed.

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