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Breaking an ellipse

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Hello,

I have traced my artwork and positioned an ellipse, using the Ellipse tool.  Now, I want to break the ellipse and use just a part of it. I tried using “Expand Stroke” to break the shape and then pick two nodes and press break. That didn’t work and the part of the ellipse in between the broken nodes couldn’t be deleted.

Is there a way to do that?

Thanks

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You could draw a shape, place over elipse and after selecting both use the Subtract command. Otherwise, select and delete a node or add nodes and push to reshape.

 


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On 8/30/2019 at 7:06 PM, Yoram said:

 Now, I want to break the ellipse and use just a part of it.

You can also:

  1. Convert a shape to curves
  2. Select a node
  3. Click on "open the curve" or equivalent
  4. Move/delete the red node (in this example, deleting the 2 nodes)
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23 hours ago, Yoram said:

I tried using “Expand Stroke” to break the shape

The ‘Expand Stroke’ command doesn’t break a shape. It’s designed to create a closed curve which mimics the appearance of the selected stroke.


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