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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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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 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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16 minutes ago, RendCycle said:

Got this answer from StackExchange which worked for me:

"If there are 2 pixel layers. Select them both, group and then rasterize. The result is 1 pixel layer."

Well the initial theme is here about curves (vectors) in AD and not raster/bitmap layers, for the later you can also merge them into one.

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