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Create anchor points at intersecting paths using combine shapes

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Aug 21, 2020

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When I'm using the path tool and I use the combine shapes option I've gotten 3 different results and none of them are consistent.

 

Most of the time my overlapping shapes look like this.

anchorpoints2.jpg

Though some times it ends up like this.

anchorpoints3.jpg

But every once in awhile I get overlapping paths with extra anchor points where my arrows are pointing, like this.

anchorpoints1.jpg

This is my desired result but unfortunately it doesn't happen all the time and sometimes I can't make it happen at all... what am I doing wrong?

 

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If all subpaths are drawn in Exclude mode, then you will get what you want.
 

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Create anchor points at intersecting paths using combine shapes

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Aug 21, 2020

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When I'm using the path tool and I use the combine shapes option I've gotten 3 different results and none of them are consistent.

 

Most of the time my overlapping shapes look like this.

anchorpoints2.jpg

Though some times it ends up like this.

anchorpoints3.jpg

But every once in awhile I get overlapping paths with extra anchor points where my arrows are pointing, like this.

anchorpoints1.jpg

This is my desired result but unfortunately it doesn't happen all the time and sometimes I can't make it happen at all... what am I doing wrong?

 

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Correct answer by r-bin | Adobe Community Professional
If all subpaths are drawn in Exclude mode, then you will get what you want.
 

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Does this help?

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Thank you for trying but that's what I'm trying to avoid. The result I'm looking for is two full overlapping circles with a total of 10 anchor points. 4 origional anchor points for each circle and 2 more where they overlap.

 

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If all subpaths are drawn in Exclude mode, then you will get what you want.
 

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Yes they will

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By the way. That's 12 points, not 10.

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Thank you, you're awsome!

 

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Put a spin one it.blue.gif

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