Inkpad Path Menu – Boolean Operations

by Lindsay in Features

When applied to overlapping paths these tools in the Path menu allow you to perform boolean operations – the process of creating new shapes by combining two or more shapes.

Certain operations in this video reference the stack order of paths. If you are not familiar with the stack order of paths. please check out Part One of my Arrange Menu videos.

Unite

With two or more overlapping shapes selected, Unite will merge them onto one shape. The Stroke or Fill properties of the top most path will be applied to all other selected paths when you use Unite.

Intersect

With two or more overlapping shapes selected, Intersect will remove all parts of the paths that do not overlap, leaving only the area of intersection. All selected paths must overlap each other for Intersect to make any changes. When using Intersect the properties of the front most path will be applied to all selected paths.

Subtract Front

With two or more paths selected, Subtract Front will subtract all of the selected paths from the back most path where they overlap it. Any selected path which does not overlap the bottom most path will be removed. If a path is within the bottom path, a compound path will be created.

Exclude

With two or more paths selected, Exclude will separate the parts of each individual path where they overlap. This results in a compound path and applies the colour properties of the top most path to all other selected paths.

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