The Weld tool allows you to join shapes to create a single customized image by removing any overlapping cut lines. This can be a great way to simplify a design, keep the letters of a word connected, or combine shapes to create new designs. There are a few simple steps to make this work:
1. Make sure the images you would like to weld overlap.
If you are working with multi-layered images, you may want to ungroup the layers to arrange them separately before welding.
2. Select all images that will be welded together. Once two or more layers are selected, the Weld tool will become active.
3. Click “Weld” on the Layers panel to merge together the selected images. Wherever cut paths have intersected, only the exterior cut path will remain.
You will know that your images are welded when they change to the same color and the new image appears in the Layers panel.