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    Adobe IIllustrator help

    I have created a brush stroke elipse and placed it behind "Mom", the character in a logo that i am creating -- BUT, there is a white box behind "Mom" that i cannot get rid of. It is over-lapping onto the elipse and masking part of it out. Perhaps it is something that was left behind when it was traced in the Live Trace option of Illustrator CS2?? The original "Mom" was a bitmap.and someone traced it for me in CS2. I have Illustrator CS, myself. I have tried to erase, delete, cut and scissors this box. I get most of it deleted BUT some of the Mom deletes with it. I have tried it while ungrouping and regrouping Mom ..but no luck. In other words, there is an invisible rectangular box around "Mom" that looks like that which circumscribes a bitmap. I understand that no such invisible rectangle should exist around a vector. And "Mom" used to be a bitmap but was imported into Illustrator CS2 and traced. Would this not have turned it into a vector?This box also selects and shows some anchor points and paths around it. And I have been able to delete almost all of it, by deleting its paths and anchor points. But some of it seems to be associated with some points and paths within the "Mom" figure. Therefore, when they are deleted, parts of "Mom" delete, as well. I have heard of an Opacity & Mask Define Knockout Shape option...but do not know if it applies in this case... It is so difficult to explain verbally...is there a way that I can send you the file eg. email or MSN Messenger? Any help would be most appreciated. Thanx

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    Re: Adobe IIllustrator help

    This is an old post, but, if mom is not that complex, instead of wasting a ton of time trying to delete the box, just redraw it with the pen tool, and then get rid of the old one that is all screwed up. It sounds like possibly there is a clipping mask invovled. You could also try releasing the clipping mask to see if that is the problem.



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