How to cut a circle in half in Illustrator tutorial

Learn how to cut a circle in half in Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2015 CS6 etc tutorial.

Cut a circle in half in Illustrator

how do you cut a circle in half in illustrator
  1. Select the ellipse tool in Illustrator toolbar

  2. Draw circle (you need a circle to cut in half) by holding shift key down

  3. View menu and smart guides ON

  4. Draw a rectangle using the rectangle tool bigger than the circle

  5. Shift the rectangle to cut the middle of circle (intersect will appear in the smart guide)

  6. Pathfinder panel and divide

  7. Object menu and ungroup

  8. Delete remaining rectangle


Divide objects below approach with the ellipse


Ellipse tool and hold the shift key down. Create a line using line segment tool top - down and bigger than the path. Set line weight to 0 / stroke to no color. Select both paths using selection tool. Horizontal align center and Vertical align center. Keep line selected (de-select the main path to be split) and Object menu and Path and use the Divide objects below command. You now have your two halves which can be moved apart


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