How to cut a vector path or split it into different parts? The Scissors Tool can be used to split an existing shape or vector path.
Activate the Scissors Tool
To activate the Scissors Tool, simply tap on the Scissors icon ~ic-scissor~~ic-scissor~ inside the Toolbar.
How to Split a Path
The Scissors Tool ~ic-scissor~~ic-scissor~ allows you to easily split a path into different paths. To do so, simply tap on any path segments or nodes (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 Scissors Tool ~ic-scissor~~ic-scissor~ to cut away paths from shapes. To do this, select the shape you want to edit with the Node Tool ~ic-node~~ic-node~ , and then activate the Scissors Tool.
Tap on any path segments or Bézier Node (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 ~ic-selection~~ic-selection~ and click and drag it anywhere on the canvas.
Final Notes | The Scissors Tool
・The Scissors Tool works only with vector shapes, not images.
・The Scissors Tool does not work with grouped or masked objects.
・The Scissors 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 ~ic-eraser~~ic-eraser~ to slice closed shapes.