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How do I split a circle in Illustrator? Answered

I'm new to Ai and I am trying to make a "radiation hazard" sign, but I have been unable to split a circle into individual segments that I can color.

Any help is appreciated


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9 years ago

A couple ways:

a) draw a circle and cut it up...
b) start with another biohazard symbol and draw the vectors on top of that...

to do a)
Draw your circle
Draw a radial line from the centre out to the edge of the circle
Do the same again, 60 degrees apart from the first.
Now go to Arrange > combine shapes > Slice.
Your line should be on top of your circle, not underneath it.

Reference: Google "bisect a circle"