Photoshop: Is it possible to combine/merge two shapes created on two different layers?

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When we close a shape using 'pen tool', is it possible to open it??? It can be useful if we want to combine/merge two shapes created on two different layers..
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You can open a closed shape using the Direct Selection tool (white arrow). First, make sure there aren't any selected anchor points on the path. With the Direct Selection tool, click on the segment of the path you want to remove and press Delete/Backspace. This will delete the selected segment, leaving an open path.

Let me know if you run into any problems with this.