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Problem trying to SUBTRACT a GROUP - is it impossible?

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I made a GROUP of these squares which I would like to subtract from the white square/background (to create a mask)... but I can't.

It seems the only way is to subtract each separate square individually.

Is subtracting a group something that isn't possible in AD?

 

Here's a screenshot:

 

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It doesn't seem to matter if it's just a group or (like what I'm doing here) a group filled with other groups.

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  • Ungroup the Group of squares
  • Select them all and convert them to curves
  • Use the Combine option under Operations on the Visible Menu, or Layer Menu: Geometry > Combine
  • Select the rectangle and the Combined squares and choose the Subtract option from the visible menu or Layer Menu: Geometry > Subtract

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Don't forget you can make this an Asset so you can just drag it onto the work place :10_wink: its a great time saver.


iMac 27" Late 2015 Fully Loaded, iMac 27" Mid 2011 both running High Sierra 10.13.6 - Affinity Designer/Photo & Publisher - Illustrator CC, Inkscape, Blender, Sketchup, Pepakura Designer, MTC, Pixelmator & Pixelmator Pro + more... XP-Pen Artist-22E, - iPad Pro 12.9 B|  

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