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How to Combine Paths

The commands in the Path category let you combine two or more objects using boolean operation.

1Find Toolbar Buttons

When the Logo Designer Pro program is opened, click the "Path" tabbed item on the Main Ribbon Bar to switch to this category. Then find the "Path Boolean Operate" sub-category on the panel. you will find the toolbar buttons. As shown below.

Logo Creation - Toolbar Buttons for Path Boolean Operation

2Select the Objects

Use the Selection Tool to select two or more objects to be combined using boolean operation. The Difference and Exclusion commands can only apply to two selected objects; others may process any number of objects at once. The result always receives the style of the bottom object.

3Click Toolbar Button or Press Shortcut Keys

  • Union: Create union of selected paths.

Original Shapes Union Paths Ctrl + Shift + +
Origin Union Shortcut Keys

  • Difference: Create difference of selected paths. The selected bottom object minus the top object.

Original Shapes Path Difference Ctrl + Shift + -
Origin Difference Shortcut Keys

  • Intersection: Create intersection of selected paths.

Original Shapes Path Intersection Ctrl + Shift + *
Origin Intersection Shortcut Keys

  • Exclusion: Create exclusive OR of selected paths. Those parts that belong to only one path.

Original Shapes Path Exclusion
Origin Exclusion

  • Division: Cut the selected bottom shape into pieces.

Original Shapes Path Division Ctrl + Shift + /
Origin Division Shortcut Keys

  • Cut: Cut the selected bottom shape's stroking into pieces, removing fill.

Original Shapes Cut
Origin Cut


A path object may contain more than one subpath. A subpath is a sequence of nodes connected to each other. Therefore, if a path has more than one subpath, not all of its nodes are connected. Below left, three subpaths belong to a single compound path; the same three subpaths on the right are independent path objects.

Compound Path Object Independent Path Object
Compound Path Object Independent Path Object

Note that a compound path is not the same as a group. It's a single object which is only selectable as a whole. If you select the left object above and switch to node tool, you will see nodes displayed on all three subpaths. On the right, you can only node-edit one path at a time.

  • Combine: Combine several selected shapes into one shape.

Original Shapes Combine Subpath Ctrl + K
Origin Combine Shortcut Keys

  • Break Apart: Break selected shapes which contain more than two paths into more sub shapes everyone contain a single path.

Before Breaking apart Break Apart Ctrl + Shift + K
Origin Break Apart Shortcut Keys