Deleting part of a pre-made shape in Pixelmator


Question

Is it possible to delete part of one of Pixelmator's premade shapes? I tried cropping part of the shape, but that just creates a new window where the cropped portion is shown on the canvas and the rest of the shape is offscreen.

Before

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Intermediary

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After

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What I want

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4/28/2014 2:32:00 PM

Accepted Answer

The first simple option: Right Click->Convert to Pixels and work as usual (selections and manipulation).

The second option:

Select the shape, evoke right click menu as on the picture, and choose Make Editable: enter image description here

Next, you delete the part you want (select 1 anchor point and press delete - the anchor point and its surrounding points will be deleted if you press the delete button repeatedly):

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UPDATE: how to create the "arc" in question.

This is my way to create your shape, probably there are others.

  • Choose pen tool and make a 4-clicks shape as on the picture: to leave the shape "open" you click escape after 4th click.

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  • Create 4 additional anchor points by double clicking on the path -

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  • Choose 2 lower angle anchor points and press Delete -

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  • Select the shape and Open the Shapes panel -> click on the options button enter image description here

the button is on the right lower corner.

  • Choose Add Shape - enter image description here

You have this shape available - enter image description here

Now, work with this shape us usual, but set the fill to NONE:

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4/28/2014 5:03:00 PM

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