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I have a rounded rectangle vector shape. I would like to make a hole in it (B - A).

How can this be done?


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I'm not so sure but I think you should check this site – ahmed Dec 29 '11 at 19:07
  1. Make the top shape (AKA the "Hole") as a vector object then flatten it.
  2. Then use the Magic Selection tool to select the flattened "Hole" shape
  3. Next Invert the Selection (Ctrl + Shift + I).
  4. With your selection inverted, click on the Base Layer that should have the "Hole" in it.
  5. With the Base Layer Selected, click on the Layer Mask button @ the bottom of your layers panel.
  6. This will open up the "Hole" in your Base Layer shape.

** I keep the flattened hole layer in case you want to use certain effects like a drop shadow or drop glow effect. You may have to use the flattened layer to achieve some of these effects as I just found out.

Please Note: There may be a better way to do this, but this method worked for my needs. Good luck all!

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duplicate question to this one:

Cut/knock one shape out of another shape

in the same layer: in essence, either flatten the vector mask, and do the knockout on a new vector mask, or use a layer mask (because you can't have another vector mask on the same layer)

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