Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

How to make part of a group of vectors transparent?

Recommended Posts

Hey, I'm trying to cut holes in a group of vectors - the squares that you can see on the attached image. I'd like those squares to be transparent so that you can see through to whatever is behind the image itself.


I've fiddled around with compounds but can't seem to get it to work that way.


Is this possible at all? 


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi JWLD91,

One way to do this without resorting to boolean operations is to place both rectangles inside the Cabin_Exterior group (on top) and set their Blend mode to Erase. Since this will also make the black strokes transparent you may want to duplicate the rectangles first and use the original without strokes with the Blend set to Erase to create the hole, and the duplicate with stroke set to black and no fill with Blend mode set to normal just to keep the strokes.


It's also possible to create the same effect with boolean operations, but without seeing how you have structured the Cabin_Exterior group (or the file itself) is difficult to offer an useful solution.

You probably have to duplicate the rectangles to subtract them from each object that compose the Cabin_Exterior group.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.