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a lill help on illustrator cs2

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by signguy27, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. signguy27

    signguy27 Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    i can do this on flexi but i am a newbie to illustrator and cant figure it out. ok. i have a truck template up and i build a graphic on a differnt layer. how do i wrap this graphic on the template. thanks for any help i get im kinda stuck.lol.
  2. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

    Nov 29, 2003
    Kahului, Maui
    If I understand correctly, the two main tips that I think might help is to mask a larger graphic to only show within the perimeter of the vehicle outline (minus front windows and some door handles etc) ...and to give the graphic some transparency to allow a little of the vehicle detail or 3D qualities to show through from the template.

    For masking, create a vector path defining the space to be wrapped on the vehicle. If that contour (or compound contour) is on the same layer as a graphic (which would be easiest if the graphic were a flattened rastor image for this process) & then selecting both, you would go to the object menu, choose "clipping mask", and then choose "Make".

    Then to add transparency, just select the graphic, pull down the 'windows' menu, choose "show Transparency" and slider the "opacity" slider to whatever looks good.
  3. GK

    GK Very Active Member

    Apr 30, 2007
    create 2 layers -- one for the artwork, and one for the template. Double click the layer with the template and allow the layer properties to show up, check the template box. Create a clipping mask of that layer so it hides all the edges that bleed to the outside of the vehicles lines. Now on the layer below it (artwork layer) you can place all your design elements.

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