How to create pie slice in Illustrator tutorial

Learn how to create an amazing pie slice path designs in Illustrator CC 2018 2017 etc tutorial

Pie slice creation in Illustrator

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  1. Select the ellipse tool (to create the pie slice - there is no actual pie slice tool in Illustrator)

  2. Create a live circle (start point for the Illustrator pie slice)

  3. Select the circle / live ellipse, see the little extended dot on the right

  4. Select that and drag to required position

  5. Select the other dot for the other side of pie slice and drag that to the required position


Video tutorial on the subject by (youtube)


The cut feature is a new feature of AI and is part of the live settings for the live shapes in AI


You can use the transform panel to change the start and end angles but this can also be done interactively via the path itself by clicking the little extended line and dot on the path and you can then change the start and end independently.


The cut is all the way to the center of the path (which is a pity as it would be great if the center point for the artwork could be changed as well and changing the cut position)


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invert pie slice path illustrator

You can also invert the design via the panel by clicking the invert button.


Select the live ellipse design and then click the shape link along the top bar. Goto the 4th row in the panel and click the little button in between the two icons

There are also other settings available to the ellipse tool such as

scale corners

start angle

end angle etc


You can use the invert to create all kinds of arc designs. It is still live so can be modified at any point


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