How to delete part of a letter in Adobe Illustrator

Hi guys,

I’ve designed a logo in Photoshop. Now I need to make a vector of it, and
I’m almost done. I just need to do one more thing:

I’ve typed the letter ‘W’ and the lettter ‘B’. Now I want a horizontal
bar right throught it. So I want to delete parts of letters. (The bar
is just transparant, it doesn’t have a color or anything.) How can
I erease a part of a letter? If I put a white horizontal bar on top
of all the other layers, it looks good because it has a white background,
but when you click the background away, you will have an ugly white bar?

Hope someone can help!!

Sander

Convert the letters into outlines and then use the shape-subtract tool.

Thanks for the reply, unfortunately, it isn’t working for me, what am I doing wrong?

  1. I richt-click on the letter W and click ‘Create Outlines’
  2. CRL+SHIFT+F9
  3. In this windows, tab ‘Pathfinder’
  4. Shape modes:
  5. Substract from Shape area, but I can press it, but it won’t stay highlighted.

What can I do next?
Big thanks!

I tried that and it seemed to work fine.

Create outlines on the letters
Drag a colorless thin box across the letters
Select all the objects and group them (Object > Group)
Click Subtract from Shape Area in Pathfinder

My horizontal bar had no color. That may have helped.

Thanks, when I didn’t gave the bar a color, it worked indeed :slight_smile: Thank you very much!!