Cut a stroke into pieces in Inkscape

I have drawn the stroke or border, that is without the fill set, of a star with the star tool. Now I want to cut the star stroke into several pieces. I tried to use the eraser tool but it will add stroke lines rather than only cut the stroke. I have no idea how to do this. Any help much appreciated!


There are several ways to do it.

  1. Select the star shape and click Path > Object to Path

  2. Add nodes by double clicking using the Edit Paths by Nodes Tool, and/or select a node/nodes where you want to cut.

  3. In the tool bar along the top, hit the Break Path at Selected Nodes icon.

  4. Click Path > Break Apart

  5. Select the path you just cut, and move it away from the star.

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Another method is to draw an open path over the star, where you want to cut it, then select both star and path, and click Path > Cut Path

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Then you can move both parts of the star apart

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Source : Link , Question Author : Daniel , Answer Author : Billy Kerr

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