Split your shapes or paths into two open path segments with the Scissors Tool. Cut, move, and rearrange your shapes freely on the canvas.
With the Scissors Tool ~ic-scissor~~ic-scissor~, you can split a vector shape or path.
How to Activate the Scissors Tool
You can activate the Scissors Tool by clicking on the Scissors Tool Icon ~ic-scissor~~ic-scissor~ inside the Toolbar.
Note: The Scissors Tool can only be applied on a single Vector Object and not simultaneously on multiple selected shapes or paths. The Scissors Tool cannot be used to split a raster-based image.
How to Split a Path
You can split a path into multiple paths with the Scissors Tool ~ic-scissor~~ic-scissor~. Activate the Scissors Tool in the Toolbar and click on any path segments or nodes (except for the Start or End Point of your path) to split the path. The operation will result in two open paths.
How to Edit Shapes With the Scissors Tool
Use the Scissors Tool ~ic-scissor~~ic-scissor~ to cut away shape segments. First, select the shape you want to edit with the Selection Tool ~ic-selection~~ic-selection~ or the Node Tool ~ic-node~~ic-node~, and then activate the Scissors Tool in the Toolbar.
Then, click on any Path Segment or Bézier Node (except for the Start or End Points) and split your shape into two open paths.
Learn more about – How to Close a Shape
To move the newly created shape, activate the Selection Tool ~ic-selection~~ic-selection~ in the Toolbar, and click and drag it on any position on the canvas.
Final Notes | The Scissors Tool
・The Scissors Tool is only applicable to vector shapes and not to raster images.
・The Scissors Tool does not apply to grouped or masked objects.
・The Scissors Tool allows you to cut segments of combined shapes by clicking on the shape border. To move the cut segment, you must separate it using the Separate Button ~ic-separate-path~~ic-separate-path~ in the Path Section.
Note – It is recommended to use the Scissors Tool to split a shape into two open paths and the Eraser Tool ~ic-eraser~~ic-eraser~ to split a shape into two closed paths.