Hi all! I feel like I should know how to do this, but I'm drawing a blank. I've designed a logo. There's a circle with the icon and words inside it. Over the entire thing, I added a distressed pattern... to make it look... well, distressed. I know there's a way to clean up all that texture that's outside the circle... but I can't quite seem to make it work. What is the best way to do this? I've attached two screenshots... the one on the left is what I want it to look like. The one on the left shows the distressed texture highlighted... it's a mess!
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The most simple solution is not to apply the texture to the outer circle in the first place. Just bake the texture into the interior elements. If that was your only copy of the logo and you no longer have a clean version then the easiest thing to do would be re-creating the outer circle.
Good idea. I do have a clean version, so this could work. Thanks.
You want to use an opacity mask. If that doesn't ring any bells for you, there are many tutorials online, it is very simple.
I've not heard of an opacity mask. I'll research that! Thanks!
More info then:
to create texture:
if texture is vector - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQaeVqqKa7o is a good tutorial
if an image - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPm5aUkq3OY
I actually found a video that showed me the technique I was not remembering. Here is how to do it:
Create artwork (not including the distressed texture)
Expand everything (text, strokes)
Using the Pathfinder, unite everything (first button on top left)
Open Transparency window
Play with the two checkboxes (check and uncheck) until it looks right
Now go copy your distressed texture
Come back to original file and paste that texture INTO the white box in the Transparency window
You can move the texture around now
And here's the link to the video that reminded me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XVG1XP1-jU