To make an eye-catching graphic design, you must first cut text from a picture in Illustrator. As difficult as this may seem, it is quite simple. You can create stunning results in minutes by following this step-by-step guide for complete beginners. You do not need any experience to do this lesson.
The first step is to launch Illustrator and create a new document.
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After that select Type Tool(T).
Now add your desired text.
Right-click on text. Choose “Create Outlines” or press Shift+Ctrl+O.
Select text and right-click on it. Choose “Ungroup”.
Create a compound path
From the main menu bar, select “Object” then select “Command Path”, from the drop-down list. Then click “Make” or press “Ctrl+8”.
Add the image
Import any photo that you wish to use.
Move the text to the front
Select the layer or press F7 and put the photo under the text and combine both layers.
Create a Rectangle on Image.
Change the color of Rectangle to green from the color palette.
Now, select the text, right-click on it >>Arrange >Bring to front.
Select text and Rectangle and then click Minus on Pathfinder Panel.
From the main menu bar select “Object” then select “Command Path”, from the drop-down list > click “Make” or press “Ctrl+8”.
Create a clipping mask
From the main menu bar select “Object” then select “Clipping Mask”, from the drop-down list > click “Make”.
What is a clipping mask?
An object that clips other artwork is a clipping mask, whose shape conceals the artwork so only portions that fit within it are visible-in effect, clipping the artwork to the object. Read More about Clipping Mask.
All Done! Enjoy.