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How can I remove part of a shape in Illustrator?


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I'm trying to remove the dark grey background out of the center of this blue shape. I don't know how to select the inner part of the graphic and remove the grey only.

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I'm totally new to Illustrator and don't even know how to select path's yet. I want to remove the dark grey inside the blue "house" so it looks like a window.

2016/09/02
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9/2/2016 1:56:00 PM

You're going to have to draw in where you want it to be removed using the Pen tool. Its a pretty easy shape luckily so you should be able to do that easy enough. Just click on each point without dragging the mouse. Dragging the mouse will create curves which you don't need in this case.

Then in the Transparency Panel (Window → Transparency if its not already open somewhere) click on the top right for more options and choose Page Knockout Group. Then just press Clip.

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2016/09/03
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9/3/2016 1:24:00 PM