How to cut a vector path or split it into different parts? The Scissor Tool can be used to split an existing shape or paths.
Activate the Scissor Tool
To activate the Scissor Tool, simply tap on the Scissor icon inside the Toolbar.
How to Split a Path
The Scissor Tool allows you to easily split a path into different paths. To do so, simply tap on any path segments or anchor points (except for the start or end points) to split your shape into two open paths.
How to Edit Shapes Using the Scissor Tool
You can use the Scissor tool to cut away paths from shapes. To do this, select the Shape you want to edit with the Node Tool, and then activate the Scissor Tool.
Tap on any path segments or anchor points (except for the start or end points) to split your shape into two open paths.
Learn more – How to Close a Shape →
To move the created new shape, switch to the Selection Tool and click and drag it anywhere on the canvas.
Final Notes | The Scissor Tool
・The Scissor Tool works only with vector shapes, not images.
・The Scissor Tool does not work with grouped or masked objects.
・The Scissor Tool allows you to cut the segments of your combined shapes by tapping on the border of your shape. To move the cut shape, you have to separate it (By using the Separate button in the Path Tab).
Note – We recommend to use the Scissor Tool to edit open Paths, and the Eraser Tool to slice closed shapes.