Subtracting editable text from a path


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Subtracting editable text from a path

In this movie, I'll show you how to use a dynamic pathfinder operation to create relationships between text and path outlines. So here's the idea: I really like the black strokes around the letters, but I feel like they're encroaching on the stars over here on the left- and right-hand sides. So what I want to do is remove the regions of stroke that overlap into the white ring created between the circles. So the effect I'm trying to achieve is this one here, where these portions of the stroke along the left edge of the S and along the right edge of the P are removed.

Now I can't somehow just drop out the black fills and strokes as they appear inside this white region; that's not possible given the fact that if there was such a blend mode that would drop out black when it overlaps onto white, then I would have that problem here as well where the black overlaps the white shadow. So, instead what I need to do is create this cover-up layer, and let me show you how. Go ...

Subtracting editable text from a path
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Subtracting editable text from a path provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

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