I've received an aep file and there's the following thing that drives me nuts:

There are obviously two overlapping shapes that where only the exclusion is filled: enter image description here

Nothing special so far, but there are no masks included and also no Merge Paths: enter image description here

So there are only two paths included (one for the circle and one for the rotated, overlapping rectangle), so which settings were used here to achieve the exclusion? I personally would have used Merge Paths to achieve this result, but this is obviously not the case here.

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It's likely due to fill-rule being set to "Even-Odd". Try changing it to "Non-Zero winding" instead:


  • Thank you, but unfortunately this doesn't seem to change anything.
    – Folli
    Nov 24, 2017 at 13:45

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