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Can you erase part of a shape in Illustrator?

Last updated on September 24, 2022 @ 7:23 pm

Illustrator is a great tool for creating shapes and illustrations. One of the features that makes Illustrator so versatile is the ability to erase parts of a shape.

In this article, we will explore how to erase part of a shape in Illustrator.

PRO TIP: There is no way to erase part of a shape in Adobe Illustrator. Once a shape is drawn, the only way to remove part of it is to use the Eraser tool or delete the anchor points that make up the unwanted portion of the shape.

To erase part of a shape in Illustrator, first create the shape that you want to erase. Next, select the object that you want to erase.

Finally, select the Erase tool (E) and click on the object that you want to erase.

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