Following up this question solution, I have designed the elipses as intended. However I'm now stuck with a "masked" shape where I want to have only the elipses as the final shape:

How to draw an irregular line with photoshop

For instance the shape control box consider the whole thing also if the rectangle was intended to exclude from the other shape. Is it possible to fix this somehow?

Here is a capture of what my test looks like:

enter image description here

1 Answer 1


With your shape layer still selected, go back up to the Path Operations menu that you have been using to combine the shapes and select Merge Shape Components :

enter image description here


  • thank you! I'll check that out once I'll be back, I'm not sure it is available in CS4 but I might be wrong. Commented May 9, 2017 at 16:12

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.