Defining an opacity mask


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Defining an opacity mask

I've gone ahead and saved my progress so far as Translucent jacket.ai. This time around what we are going to bee doing is we're going to be using this silhouette of Sammy's head in order to cut through multiple objects inside of the jacket sublayer right here. So I'm going to start things off by twirling the jacket sublayer closed for a moment and you can see that below that layer is an object, just a plain old everyday path called head. I extracted this path from the Backdrop layer. You may recall if I turn that head layer off for just a moment, then I expose Sammy's real head instead of the silhouette thereof.

And I'll twirl open Backdrop and scroll down a little bit here. Let's go ahead and unlock Backdrop for just a moment. I'll meatball this Compound Path and I'll press Ctrl+H or Command+H on the Mac so that we can see the selection outline right there. That is the center of that donut hole. So this subpath around Sammy's head is cutting a...

Defining an opacity mask
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Defining an opacity mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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