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Tue, Aug 4, 2020 2:46 PM

a merge layer question between shapes that have been stroked but not filled.

Use the ellipse tool to draw two circles of different sizes.Stroke the two circles and choose not to fill(look at the first picture).Then,select the two shape and press CTRL+E.And then you can see that the little circle disappears(look at the second picture).So my question is why does this little circle disappear after CTRL +E?

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Please post a meaningful screenshot that includes the pertinent Panels (Layers, Paths, ...). 

What are the Paths’ Path Operations (see the Options Bar when they are selected)? 

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Ok, So I've cut out three more pictures here. The first two screenshots are before CTRL+E (the first is the screenshot with the “small circle” shape layer selected, the second is the screenshot with the “large circle” shape layer selected), and the last is the screenshot after CTRL+E.

And one more thing I want to say is, when I want to select the two shape layers, with CTRL + E, the command is called “Marge Shape”, and then I had a test the selected a shape layer to add background layer CTRL + E, this time the command is called “Merge Layer”.

What's more, I'm sorry that my description of the above command name may not be accurate enough, because The Ps I used is a Chinese version. I'm not sure what the English name of some commands is, so I can only translate it according to my own understanding......

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What are the subPathItems’ Path Operations? 

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ok...

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That is »Combine Shapes«, try »Exclude Overlapping Shapes« instead. 

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I tried that command, but I found that the small circle inside was no longer the small circle before, but the stroke of the shape of the large circle after subtracting the small circle.
But I'm asking this question not so much to get this effect, but to learn about some properties of shapes. For example, What I set for a large circle is not to fill but to stroke. In my opinion, this circle should be a hollow circle. After the shape command is combined with that small circle, the small circle should also be displayed in the screen. But it didn't turn out the way I thought it would. I wonder the logic behind this...