Microsoft Expression Blend: Working with Vector Graphics Combine Operations on Two Vector Images

In this blog post you will learn about working with vector graphics combine operations on two vector images in Microsoft Expression Blend.

Create a new project of Universal Windows Platform in Microsoft Expression Blend.

I’m currently using Blend 2015.

Select Ellipse from tools:


Make two circles using the ellipse control from tools on your designer surface. Just like the below picture overlap them with a small portion of area.

picture overlap
Select both circles and right click on the designer, you’ll see the following option as shown in the picture.

Select > Combine > Unite.

Combine Unite

You have five options here:

  1. Unite: When you select “unite” both of the vector images will be combined.


  2. Divide: When you click to “divide” option both of the images will be divided and the portion that is:


  3. Intersect: This option will give us the output image that is the combined part of both images.


  4. Subtract: This option will subtract one image from other image.


  5. Exclude Overlap: Exclude overlap will remove the combined area of both images.

    Exclude Overlap