I am trying to work with masks in illustrator for example. I understand if I make a simple mask the overlapping area will become the new shape, but what if I want to make say a sea gull.
I have the main body which is white, then coloring towards the tail. I want dont want to spend hours getting the points to evenly match so no white is shown, I want to overlay and mask.
I have uploaded an image as an example. The top one is what I am trying to make and the bottom is the one I am learning from.
Any ideas on how I can do that?