How Do You Cut a Shape in Figma?

Cutting shapes in Figma is a simple process that can help you create complex designs quickly and easily. It’s a great way to add visual interest to your projects and can be used to create icons, logos, illustrations, and more. To get started, you’ll need to open the Figma file containing the shape you want to cut. Once you have the shape selected, click on the “Cut” icon in the upper left corner of the canvas. That will bring up a dialog box that lets you adjust the size and position of your cut shape.

Once you have your cut shape adjusted, click on “Apply” to complete your selection. The next step is to select which parts of your shape will be removed.

You can do this by clicking on each part that you want cut out, or by holding down Shift or Ctrl while clicking on multiple parts at once. After selecting all of the parts that should be removed, click “Cut” from the upper left corner again.

Now that your shape has been cut out, it’s time to adjust its style. You can do this by selecting one of Figma’s preset styles or by creating your own custom style. When creating a custom style for your cut shape, you’ll be able to adjust things like color, opacity, stroke widths, and corner radius among others.

Once you’ve finished adjusting the style for your new cut shape, it’s time to finish up! Clicking on “Done” in the upper left corner will apply all of your changes and complete your new design element. Your cut shape is now ready for use in any project.


Cutting shapes in Figma is a great way to add visual interest to any project quickly and easily. By following these simple steps – opening a Figma file with a shape already drawn out; selecting which parts need cutting; adjusting styling; applying changes – anyone can create stunning designs with minimal effort.