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Design Illustrator Foundations Adding Color and Type Painting Objects and Adding Graphic Fills

Does anyone else get a white box when attempting to merge the objects together?

In this video, Mat merges the objects together on the background. When I attempt to do the same, the white rectangle that I used behind the icon to create the clipping mask shows and I can't seem to hide it. Mat doesn't have this issue and I'm just wondering what I'm doing wrong with mine?

Also, I have CS5.5 and the colours from the video can't be imported because they were created in CS6. Can anyone please provide the hex colours so I can re-create?

Many thanks.

1 Answer

Jake Anderson
Jake Anderson
11,467 Points

Hey James, Did you expand the the items in the document before you tried to merge? That may be why your mask area is switching to white. See video at 4:25. Also, be sure you're clicking Merge and not Unite.