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Path Intersection

Multiple shapes can be combined into a
single shape by performing an intersection
on all the selected shapes using the menu item
**Transform->Path Intersect**. At least two shapes must be selected to perform this function (or one
of each), and at least two of the shapes (or underlying path
in the case of a text-path) must overlap. As with the
merge path function, the new shape has
the same styles as the backmost path in the
selection and patterns are converted to full paths.

For example, in Figure 8.39(*a*),
there are three overlapping paths. In
Figure 8.39(*b*) the paths have been replaced by
a single path created using the path intersect function.

See also:

- Merging Paths
- Path Union
- Exclusive Or Function
- Path Subtraction
- Breaking a Path
- Reversing a Path's Direction