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:
C – Cut
V – Paste
X – Cut out selected object
Z – Cut out all objects.