How to separate a shape from itself in photoshop [closed]

I have a single shape in PhotoShop, and I need to detach the shape from itself without affecting the rest of the shape. No matter how many anchor points I add, I still can’t get it to separate while remaining one shape.

What I have:

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What I want:

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Answer

I’d say you just need to subtract another shape.

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Add or draw a shape in the same shape layer and subtract it from the front. So it goes from something like this:

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To this:

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If you want you can then use that little menu again and Merge Shape Components to leave you with a single shape again.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Niahc , Answer Author : KJP

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