Want to create a half circle but don’t know how to do this. It’s a difficult task sometimes while creating different designs if you don’t know the right way and tools. Adobe Illustrator allows you to create a circle while using the Ellipse tool. We will use the Ellipse tool for creating a perfect circle and then use that circle to learn how to Cut a Circle in Half in Illustrator.
Well, we are going to tell you the easiest multiple ways to cut a circle in half.
Start by creating a new document in your Adobe Illustrator.
Create a Circle by using “Ellipse Tool” from the toolbar located on the left side of Adobe Illustrator or press “L” from the keyboard to activate “Ellipse Tool”.
Create a circle by pressing the Shift button and dragging on the artboard and then use any of the given methods.
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By using Ellipse Tool:
This is the easiest method of converting a circle into half. You only have to use the small circle with the selection area.
Click and drag it to the other direction and with the help of a line, you can cut it to a perfect half. Leave the pointer as you reach the half of the circle.
Here is half circle that you wanted to create.
(You can use this tool to cut your Ellipse or circle to any position.)
By Scissor Tool:
Select Circle and then select “Scissor Tool” or press “C” from the keyboard to activate the Scissor tool.
Click on an Anchor point and on the opposite side click on another Anchor point to cut the circle in half.
Now select “Selection tool” and separate one side with the mouse pointer.
By Direct Selection tool:
Using the “Direct Selection tool” is also the easiest way to cut a circle in half.
Click on any “Anchor point” of the circle and press the “Delete key” from the keyboard.
A perfect half-circle is created.
By Using Knife tool:
Select the Knife tool from the left toolbar.
Press Alt from the keyboard and draw a straight line between the center of a circle or anywhere you want to cut the circle.
Start before the starting of the circle and end after the circle ends so that no part is skipped from the circle.)
Now select “Selection tool” or press “V” from the keyboard.
Select one part of the circle and you will see the circle is divided in half.
How to save the half-circle in your Adobe Illustrator?
If you want to save your half circle so that you don’t have to make one, again and again, the following is the procedure.
Go to Windows menu > Symbols.
A “Symbols” dialog box will appear.
Select your half-circle by the Selection tool and click on the lower bar containing the different options.
Click on the + icon, to add it.
Symbols options settings will appear.
Add a name and then “Export Type” to “Graphic”.
The symbol is added. Drag the symbol to your artboard for using it.
You have learned How to Cut a Circle in Half in Illustrator.