Solved

Illustrator: Cut a hole in rectangle

Posted on 2009-04-08
1
1,048 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I created a rectangle with Adobe Illistrator.  How can I cut a whole in it?  I tried the knife tool but I can't get it to do anything.
0
Comment
Question by:hankknight
1 Comment
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
captain earned 500 total points
ID: 24095398
Hi

This is relatively straight forward.

Draw your box first, then draw a circle for your hole. Shape the circle if you don't want it to be round.

Make sure the hole object is in front of the box and then bring up the 'Pathfinder' palette from the Window menu.

Select both objects and use the 'Exclude overlapping Shape areas' tool from the palette to cut the top shape (hole) from the box.

hth
capt.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Adobe Illustrator Random Crashing CS3 Mac 10.5.8 Leopard 3 1,396
Best program for Home Design 3 640
How to straighten text? 4 582
How to get rid of the smudges in the background 6 564
HOW TO WARP A RASTER IMAGE AND ADD A REFLECTION USING ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR This tutorial is for experienced to advanced Adobe Illustrator users. Tools and Techniques that will be used in this Tutorial: Flatten Transparency (A) Envelope Distort (B…
In this article, I’ll explain how I make a clipping mask out of several separate vector objects by using the Compound Path option in Adobe Illustrator. A compound path in Illustrator allows grouping of separate objects into one set of vector paths t…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to use the Pathfinder tool in Illustrator to create advanced shapes Draw two shapes: A circle and a rectangle: Select both shapes, hold down the Alt key, click and drag to create 4 copies.: Select the first pa…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to use the Pathfinder tool's 4 Shape Modes in Illustrator to create advanced shapes Draw two shapes: A circle and a rectangle: Select both shapes, hold down the Alt key, click and drag to create 4 copies.: Sel…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now