Inverse Clipping Mask in Illustrator
I have this text on a white bar in Illustrator, and I would like to make that part of the white bar transparent instead of what it currently is - the same color as the background.
I tried doing the clipping mask, but it does the opposite, it gets rid of the white bar and makes the text white
Can anyone offer any suggestions?
when I then try to make a compound path, the 2015 converts fine, but there is another compound path that I try to do this to and it does not work, and it also distorts some of the letters:
This method won't allow your text to be edited later, but if that's not a problem for you, try using a Compound Path:
- Select your text, go to Type > Create Outlines
- Select your new text shape and your rectangle, and go to Object > Compound Path > Make