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Is there a way to cut out a piece of a vector and paste it on a separate layer?

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You can’t simply select the nodes and copy them because they are part of a bigger piece. You could duplicate - so you still have the original to go back to and divide the bigger piece and cherry-pick the part you need, you may end up with the small cutout slit as a separate piece too so you would have to subtract that from the copied part.

 


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5 hours ago, firstdefence said:

You can’t simply select the nodes and copy them because they are part of a bigger piece. You could duplicate - so you still have the original to go back to and divide the bigger piece and cherry-pick the part you need, you may end up with the small cutout slit as a separate piece too so you would have to subtract that from the copied part.

 

Okay, thanks! Follow up question, is there way to inverse your node selection when you have selected the small piece you want to keep? Feels a bit impractical to manually deselect everything you don't want to delete after selecting all the nodes. ^^

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4 hours ago, Frozen Death Knight said:

Okay, thanks! Follow up question, is there way to inverse your node selection when you have selected the small piece you want to keep? Feels a bit impractical to manually deselect everything you don't want to delete after selecting all the nodes. ^^

Yes, on my mac, in the node tool, if I hold down shift + cntrl and draw a marquee around the entire shape the selected nodes will invert.  Selected nodes will be unselected and unselected nodes will be selected.


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