Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating compound shapes, part of Design the Web: From Illustrator to HTML5 Canvas.
…Now that we have a simple shape working from Illustrator, the…next thing I want to do is create a compound path.…So, to demonstrate how we would typically do this in Illustrator, I'm going to hold…the Option key, or Alt in Windows, drag a copy of the star out.…Re-size this a little bit. Let's come over to our vector tools.…Let's come down and select the ellipse tool.…I would come in here, I would draw an ellipse over top of the star.…I would select my Move tool,…select both items, come up to Object, come…down to Compound Path, and then choose Make.…So what Illustrator does when we define a compound path, is it…takes those two shapes, and it subtracts one shape from the other.…
Skill Level Beginner
Q: I am on a MacBook Pro with Creative Cloud, and I am unable to open the Drawscript extension. How do I access it?
A: You may need to download the Extension Manager for Creative Cloud (listed in the app listing).