How do I combine shapes?

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2018-12-02 18:36:22

I can't figure out how to combine shapes. Will someone help me? Image
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2018-12-02 23:32:29

Hi uncle808us.

I'm not sure if you can do this directly. I'd cut and paste each object onto one layer which will create a single shape with multiple paths. There's a bit of a knack to it if I recall. There may be easier ways of doing this, but here's what I would do in Classic Pixelmator.

Let's say you want all the bits to be on layer 'Shape':
1. Click on Shape 2 in the layers palette.
2. ⌘x to cut.
3. Click on Shape in the layers pallette.
4. Double-click on the highlighted shape itself on the canvas.
5. ⌘v to paste.
Repeat 1 to 5 for each shape you want to add (step 4 isn't needed to add the first object to the layer but is needed for every object after that).

Hope this helps (and that I've got the steps right).

- Stef.
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2018-12-03 00:18:25

Thanks that works. Too bad Pixelmator Pro won't work on older OS.
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2018-12-03 00:53:06

Just found this:Combine Shapes ... s-shapes/ Using Vectormator and Shape modes also works in Just Pixelmator.