Illustrator/Photoshop Paths join with closed path

Hello,

I am an illustrator/photoshop beginner and I am wondering if it is possible to join two closed paths.

i.e. Can a common line segment exist between two closed paths?  If so please let me know how.

Sincerely,

going nuts
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BongSooConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I don't think you can have a common line segment between two closed paths, but you can have two different shapes 'fit' together as in the picture, if that is your question. I think you need to experiment with the Pathfinder tool in Illustrator. I start off by drawing a circle with a fill and stroke, and then draw a square with a different fill and stroke. Select both. Show the Pathfinder palette and then, one at a time, choose one of the Pathfinder options and look at what happens. Don't just stop there, take the shapes apart so that you can see what is going on (you may have to ungroup different sections or multiple times to break down the shapes). Once you find the one that works for you, (my guess is the first pathfinder option), you can draw the simplified form of your art, create the bisecting shape, apply the pathfinder. Separate your individual parts and fill/stroke them as needed with custom gradients.

Give it a shot.
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mac-will01Author Commented:
Specifically I would like to draw something like this in illustrator:

http://www.lewport.wnyric.org/jwanamaker/illusions_plus/images/impossibles/3dring-b.jpg

Any help?
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