Add, Subtract, Intersect, Exclude and Combine Shapes


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Adding, subtracting, intersecting, excluding, and combining shapes

Before we start designing with shape layers, let's take a look at the shape layer behaviors. I'm talking about these options right here. Now if I choose my add layer and I have five separate layers here, each labeled with one of those behaviors. I'll choose my add layer. If I just start drawing a circle, that circle is going to create its own shape layer above the add layer, which is not what I want. So I'm going to undo that and to make sure that the new shape is added to this existing vector mask, I need to click on the vector mask.

With the vector mask selected with frame edges around its four corners, I then have the option of choosing any one of these five behaviors. Now I'll choose the Add to shape area and then draw my circle, and in this instance the circle is added to that vector mask. I'll now continue and do the same thing, but using the appropriate behavior for each of these layers. So now on the subtract layer, I'll make sure I have the vector mask...

Adding, subtracting, intersecting, excluding, and combining shapes
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Adding, subtracting, intersecting, excluding, and combining shapes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layers

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Design
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