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    Senior Member bamme's Avatar
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    Hi All

    Im pretty experienced with photoshop but literally only just touched Illustrator - I have heard it is better for vector graphics and print, so I've been trying to use it more.

    I have a problem with a logo i have made using photoshop and illustrator thats intended for print. Both photoshop and AI file are here: (they were too large to attach)

    I first selected all the text in photoshop to create a workpath. I exported this path to AI, and then filled in the path sections using the same colours as my .psd text (although i set colour to CMYK mode, so i hope this is right..)

    The logo should be printed on coloured card and therefore background and all spaces within text characters be transparent (eg the middle of an 'o').

    My problem comes when filling in the sections - for example the 'g', when i select a red for its fill, it leaves no gap where there should be in the 'g' (the middle). I then select the path section outlining this gap, and am looking for a way to cut it out of the colour, to leave transparency instead - I want to replicate the same transparency in the same areas as my .psd file

    I have for now filled in the middle of the characters white, just so they dont appear red, but i know this is not correct. Im also not sure now whether - when printed or exported - the background is set to be transparent or, like the character middles, white.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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    Senior Member medlington's Avatar
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    not really used Illustrator much but isnt there a text function so that you can just write your coloured text in Illustrator?

    Also I do lots of graphics for web and print and never needed Illustrator, Vectors arnt essential for print theyr just good if you need to scale the images regularly as they dont loose any quality. If your only working with raster graphics then as long as you work on the big file you can always shrink it down to the required size.

    I use Corel though for any vectors I do need, its about the most user friendly programme out there.

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    sometime its a problem with the fonts not respond so make sure every time you done creating in ai just right click on text and create outline that gonna make the text become like an image.

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    Member istealkegs's Avatar
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    I know that this is probably retarded to answer a post from 2 years ago, but I would imagine it is simply just making it a compound path.

    Select the g and the hole in the g, and then go OBJECT>COMPOUND PATH>MAKE or CTRL+8 on PC.

    Thats probably what it was. Although I will probably never know if it was or not.

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