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I want to make a plant that has long 'slitlike' leaves (long, and narrows to a point at each end). So I made a UV sphere and have removed the horizontal edges so i just have the slits 'on the sphere' as it were. Now I want to "peel off" each slit individually and shape it so that it has the shape of the leaf. How might I do that? thanks

the plant should look like this: enter link description here

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  • $\begingroup$ You can use proportional editing to get the twisted effect. $\endgroup$ – VRM Jun 6 '15 at 17:02
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Although there are other better ways to do this, but for your question:

I think you are asking how to separate part of a object as a new one. Basically, in Edit mode, select the part you want to peel off, hit P and choose Selection to separte the selected part as a new object.

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If you don't want to make it into separate objects, you can press Y and you will separate vertices. It will still be part of the same object.

Yet another option is to duplicate a segment with shift + D. This is the same as Y but the original geometry remains.

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