splitting a closed curve into 2 pieces

Written by Jeff Harrison
June 25, 2008

If you want to split a closed curve into 2 pieces, I often: 1. trim object with a line. delete the line. Then break object apart (Ctrl+K)
2. select shape and use eraser tool to erase a fine line through the object. Then break object apart. (Ctrl+K)You can trying fooling around with the knife tool, but I use method 1 above Instead. The reason: I can make a precise curve before using it to trim into the shape. If you want to use knife anyway: some interesting tips: A: you can back-track on your knife drawing by pressiing shift key and going back to previous node. B. at end point of cut, press tab key to cycle through options for deleting resulting shapes.

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Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

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