How to cut off parts of text by an object in Illustrator?
I'm new to Adobe Illustrator, and currently I'm trying to cut a letter off by an object. In the following I am going to explain what I mean:
- I have drawn a rectangle.
- I have written some text.
- I positioned the text over the rectangle, so that parts of the text are inside of the rectangle, parts of it are outside.
What I now want to achieve is to cut off every part of the text that is outside the rectangle.
Please note that I do not want to subtract the text from the rectangle - the text (at least the part which is inside) shall still be there.
How could I accomplish this task?
If I understand you correctly; there are a few ways, and this is one:
Create text, create the rectangle. Then do the following: select both, go to
clipping mask ->
make. It does not matter what the box looks like. This should give you the text that was "underneath" the box.