How to Use the Scissors and Knife Tools in Illustrator CS6


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Using the Scissors tool and the Knife tool

In addition to joining paths together inside of Illustrator, you may find the need to actually split paths apart as well. In this movie, I'll walk you through exactly how to do that utilizing two tools, one of which works exactly as advertised, and the other which is a little different. So let's first start off by zooming in on a piece of our artwork, and then come right here on the top of this leaf and I'm going to grab something called the Scissors tool. The Scissors tool is a tool that allows you to split paths based upon anchor points that you select.

I'm also going to be utilizing something called the Knife tool, but we'll get to that in just a second. If you want these tools out on screen where you can easily switch between them, come over to the toolbar and click and hold on the scissors and then grab this little arrow right here. That will give you your own free floating panel to use. Now before I get to use this I need to select artwork. In order to temporarily...

Using the Scissors tool and the Knife tool
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Using the Scissors tool and the Knife tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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