While working in Adobe Illustrator, every user needs to draw different objects for creating a perfect graphic. The objects also need to be cut into different shapes from any anchor point to achieve perfection. The Scissor tool lets you help cut and divide objects from the anchor points. The object can be placed in any area where required. At an anchor point or along a segment, the Scissors tool splits the path of the object. You can also cut any part of the object and join the rest shape together. The scissor tool does not work other than anchor points, if you try to do so in Adobe Illustrator displays a message.
So now we will learn more about how to use scissors in Adobe Illustrator step by step for your shapes and drawings. You’ll also learn How to cut drawings shapes in Adobe Illustrator.
So Let’s start:
Run your Adobe Illustrator on your windows or mac.
Select a canvas from the given sizes or you can also make one according to your requirements by clicking on Create New in the left corner.
A new document window will appear. Add width and height in the left corner and then click on Create. (You can also choose other settings from the Advanced options.)
Start by drawing an object(Rectangle, Circle, Ellipse, Polygon, or Star) onto the canvas.
Select the Scissor tool from the toolbar by long pressing on Erase tool and then select the scissor tool from the list or press C from the keyboard.
Place your tool onto the object’s path or anchor.
Click on the path, and then repeat the same process on another path or anchor point as you want to cut your object.
Now you can choose the Direct Selection tool or press A, or you can also choose the Selection tool or press V.
Then select your object, that has been split into a different shape.
This is the easiest way for a beginner to edit shapes like a professional by using the scissor tool in Adobe Illustrator.