The Divide Objects Below command acts as a cookie cutter or stencil, using a selected object to cut through other objects, discarding the original selection.
The Split Into Grid command lets you divide one or more objects into multiple rectangular objects arranged in rows and columns. You can precisely change the height, width, and gutter size between rows and columns, and quickly create guides for laying out artwork.
To set the size of each row and column, enter values for Height and Width.
To set the amount of space that separates rows from one another and columns from one another, enter values for Gutter.
To change the dimensions of the entire grid of objects, enter values for Total.
To add guides along the row and column edges, select Add Guides.
The Cut Path At Selected Anchor Point () icon cuts a path at the anchor point, and the one anchor point becomes two anchor points with one located directly on top of the other.
The Scissors tool splits a path, graphics frame, or empty text frame at an anchor point or along a segment.
Click the path where you want to split it. When you split the path, two endpoints are created. One endpoint is selected by default.
If you don't click a point or a path using the Scissors tool, Illustrator prompts you to use the tool on a segment or an anchor point of a path. Click OK to continue.
The Knife tool cuts objects along a freehand path you draw with the tool, dividing objects into their component-filled faces. (A face is an area undivided by a line segment.)
Clipping masks let you use an object to hide portions of other objects. For details, see Clipping masks.
A. Add to shape area using the Unite mode B. Subtract from shape area using the Minus Front mode C. Intersect shape area using the Intersect mode D. Exclude overlapping shape areas using the Exclude mode