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How to draw a shape inside a shape that would detract from it?

Explorer ,
Feb 13, 2023 Feb 13, 2023

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Hi,

 

I'm trying to make a shape that would have an empty custom area inside of it. Need to draw the initial shape, and then draw an area inside of it that would detract/remove the shape from the original one.

 

kresimirk39695749_0-1676329147555.png

 

But it just fills the new area and I see no way how to remove a shape from the already made one. I imagine this is possible?

 

Thank you,

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Community Expert , Feb 13, 2023 Feb 13, 2023

For others that may have the same design problem, try this:

  1. Draw two paths
  2. Press 'uu" to reveal all modified properties in the shape layer
  3. Add Merge Paths
  4. Spin down the options and change Add to Subtract
  5. Move the larger shape above the smaller one

RickGerard_0-1676355769527.gif

 

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Explorer ,
Feb 13, 2023 Feb 13, 2023

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Well, ChatGPT almost solved this for me. It's suggesting me to use "Path Operations" when the layer is selected. But unfortunately that option doesn't show up x)

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Found it! What a tricky little bugger! I wish there was a way I could delete my posts..

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For others that may have the same design problem, try this:

  1. Draw two paths
  2. Press 'uu" to reveal all modified properties in the shape layer
  3. Add Merge Paths
  4. Spin down the options and change Add to Subtract
  5. Move the larger shape above the smaller one

RickGerard_0-1676355769527.gif

 

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