Figma is a powerful design tool that is quickly becoming the go-to choice for UX and UI designers. It offers a range of powerful tools that make it easy to create and modify vector shapes, images, and other elements.
One of Figma’s most useful features is its ability to easily cut shapes into pieces.
When you need to cut part of a shape in Figma, the best way to do it is to use the ‘Slice’ tool. This tool allows you to draw a line across your shape, which will then be used as a cutting edge.
To use the ‘Slice’ tool, simply select it from the toolbar on the left side of your Figma workspace and then click-and-hold on your canvas to draw your cutting line. You can also adjust the thickness and type of line that you want by clicking on the ‘Slice’ icon in the toolbar and selecting the desired options.
Once you’ve drawn your cutting line, you’ll need to select both parts of your shape – one above and one below the line – and then move them away from each other. To do this, simply click-and-hold while dragging your mouse pointer around each part before releasing it. You can also use keyboard shortcuts such as ‘Ctrl + A’ or ‘Cmd + A’ to select both parts of your shape at once.
Once your two parts are separated, you can further refine them by adjusting their individual properties such as size, color, opacity, etc. With these adjustments in place, you’ll be able to create whatever design effects you desire.
It’s important to note that any changes made with the ‘Slice’ tool are non-destructive, meaning they won’t affect any other elements on your canvas or underlying layers. This makes it easy to experiment with different shapes without worrying about damaging any other elements.
Cutting part of a shape in Figma is easy with its intuitive ‘Slice’ tool. All you need to do is draw a line across your shape using this tool and then select both parts before moving them away from each other. Any changes made with this tool are non-destructive so it’s easy to experiment without worrying about damaging any other elements on your canvas.