You might want to draw a line and then trim it into different pieces. In Adobe Illustrator, you can easily cut the lines into multiple sections to create a design or a new shape. You can easily trim the lines using the Scissor Tool and that can help you save lots of time.
You can also watch the below video tutorial, to learn how to trim lines in Adobe Illustrator.
If you are new or don’t have any idea to trim lines or shapes in Adobe Illustrator then you are in the right place. In this tutorial, you will learn how to trim in Adobe Illustrator.
You can also learn:
- How to Cut in Illustrator
- How to Draw a Line in Illustrator
- How to Use the Scissor Tool in Illustrator
So let’s start.
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How to Trim Lines in Adobe Illustrator
To trim lines in Illustrator, grab the scissor tool from the left toolbar or press C to use the scissor tool. Click to cut the path of the line and then use the Selection Tool to select each trim part of the line.
Here is the detailed guide to trim lines in Adobe Illustrator.
Step 1: To draw a line in Adobe Illustrator, you can use the Line Segment Tool that is available under the Rectangle Tool. You can also use \ to select the Line Segment Tool.
Step 2: Click and draw on the artboard to draw a line. If you want to draw a straight line press & hold the Shift key while you draw the line.
Scissor Tool in Illustrator
Step 4: With the help of the Scissor Tool, you can easily trim the line or any other shape. But make sure to click on the path in order to trim the line.
The line is now trimmed. You can also trim the line from different areas according to your choice.
Step 4: Now grab the Selection Tool and then separate each trim line according to your choice.
You have learned to trim the lines in Adobe Illustrator.
In Adobe Illustrator, you can easily cut or trim the lines or shapes using the Scissor Tool easily. Don’t forget to click on the path to trim the shape.
Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to trimming shapes or lines or cutting the shapes into different parts, ask in the comment section below. We have also answered some most frequently asked questions below.
How to Cut Shapes in Illustrator
To cut shapes in Illustrator, you can use the Scissor Tool. Click on the path of the shape as you want to cut it. The shape will be cut.
How to Use Knife Tool in Illustrator
You can use the Knife Tool to cut shapes. Click and drag the Knife Tool over the object and it will be cut.
How to Cut Out the Middle of an Image in Illustrator
To cut out the middle of an image, you can crop the image. Select Image, from Properties > Quick Actions > Crop. Adjust the crop frame in the middle and press Enter. The middle of the image will be cut out.
How to Make Lines into a Shape Illustrator
You can convert any line to shape by increasing its stroke by the Appearance panel. Increase the Stroke and you will see the line converted to a rectangle or square.
How to Crop in Illustrator
You can crop in Illustrator, by using the Crop option. Crop option is available under the Properties > Quick Actions > Crop. You can crop any image easily using the Crop Tool.
How to Trim in Illustrator
To trim in Illustrator, you can use Scissor Tool. Click on the path of any shape to trim it.
All Done! Enjoy.