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Hey guys,  I am trying to create a logo wherein the background of the logo contains a label shape that is made of two intertwined shapes. The solid shape is both in front of the outlined shape as well as behind it (see attached photos).  Question: Is there an easy to create this look using just two shapes or will I have two use a line to complete appearance of intertwined shapes?  



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Hmm a combine won't do it here and probably destroy the intertwined effect, since one rect would always be placed then completely to the top that way. - Only if you can combine the white line and the red rect in a graceful manner you can reduce it to two shapes/curves here.

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CTRL+Click the White Curve's layer Thumbnail to make a selection

Switch to the Red Curve Layer and Erase the part where the White layer should show through  (a Mask layer will be created automatically)

Note: Some rasterisation will occur on export but there are only 2 shapes (as requested).  You may need to use 3 shapes if non-rasterisation is important



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You can use a stroke expanded to slice into the left side, you still maintain 2 objects.





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13 hours ago, JonFiver said:

Question: Is there an easy to create this look using just two shapes or will I have two use a line to complete appearance of intertwined shapes?  

Honestly, the easiest thing is to do what you've done. You just need to enable snapping (specifically: to object geometry) to get the placement to be precise.

That being said... and in the spirit of all the creative solutions here, I give you yet another two object solution. Well it includes making a group... but that's not an object ;)
Just a mental exercise here. Not recommending this.

• Group is set to Normal (iow NOT Passthrough)
• Red layer is set to Hue so white shows through (in this case, could also use Screen or maybe one or two others)
• FX on red layer is a gradient overlay (of the same red) covering only 2/3rds of the layer and set to Normal.... so the white doesn't show through. (of course, using an FX will result in rasterization on export)



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