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Merging a few shapes into a single shape/object (not grouping)?

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I need to do this so I can make a pixel layer to add some texture without the various shapes showing lines/edges. I';ve succewssfully done this with the rest of the image as you can see in the attached photo. But those were all single shapes.

I made this alien's body in 4 different shapes but I want them completely merged. I thought I could group them and add new pixel layer... but no matter where I place the pixel layer... it's just not right.

How do I merge these 4 shapes into 1 shape? Not just group them.

 

I feel like it's an obvious answer....

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Well... I ended up using the node tool to make the body shape into the single shape (and delete the collar and breast area shapes)

... not sure if that was the best way to go about it but it looks okay now.

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If I understand what you want to do correctly, just select all four shapes & use Layer menu > Geometry > Add, or the Add button on the Operations section of the toolbar.


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On 7/30/2017 at 7:08 PM, R C-R said:

If I understand what you want to do correctly, just select all four shapes & use Layer menu > Geometry > Add, or the Add button on the Operations section of the toolbar.

Thanks RCR, this gave me the answer that I was looking for.

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Also look at Compound Shapes which allow easy adjustment of combined objects.

Or use your group as a mask on the pixel layer (rather than nesting the pixel layer inside the group).


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On 7/30/2017 at 11:08 AM, R C-R said:

If I understand what you want to do correctly, just select all four shapes & use Layer menu > Geometry > Add, or the Add button on the Operations section of the toolbar.

Awesome. Thanks :) 

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On 6/15/2018 at 9:09 AM, Aammppaa said:

Also look at Compound Shapes which allow easy adjustment of combined objects.

Or use your group as a mask on the pixel layer (rather than nesting the pixel layer inside the group).

Can you explain this in a little more detail? Like what the mask does beside the obvious-mask! More to why this works? I’m a novice with AD and am trying to learn more! TIA!

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