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Can you cut a shape in Illustrator?

Last updated on September 24, 2022 @ 7:05 pm

Illustrator is a great program for creating vector graphics. You can easily cut shapes out of Illustrator with a few simple commands.

First, select the object you want to cut. You can do this by selecting the object with the selection tool and then pressing the C key (or clicking the Select tool in the Tools panel and selecting the object).

Second, select the Cutter tool from the Tools panel. This tool is located in the upper-left corner of the Illustrator toolbar.

Third, click and drag the cursor over the area you want to cut out. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts listed below:

PRO TIP: Please be aware that cutting a shape in Illustrator may result in losing some of the original image quality.

C – Cut

V – Paste

X – Cut out selected object

Z – Cut out all objects.

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