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Illustrator Help with Selection please?!


Rufkraft

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Hello all,

Not the best with illustrator and having a problem with a selection. In the picture below I am trying to remove/select the middle row of trees so a gradient can show through. In PS I would just lower fill to 0% or ctrl+click and remove the selection from the top layer. Not so in AI... Im guessing it has something to do with a clipping mask? eehhh.. im going to keep trying but if anyone can point me in the right direction or help out with a tutorial I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for the read and enjoy the day/night!
 

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hawkeye

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Without seeing the actual file you are working on I can't really help. But I can tell you that layers and selecting do not work the same in Illustrator as you are used to in Photoshop. Illustrator works with paths.Is layer 2 a path?
 

Rufkraft

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Geez..sometimes it is the simplest things that give me the biggest headaches. I achieved what I needed to do by selecting both layers, dividing them with the PATHfinder, and deleting the 2nd layer. Thanks again Hawkeye!
 

hawkeye

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Glad you worked it out. Try using the Shape Builder tool next time (alt+click to delete).
 

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