How do I separate an edge and be able to edit the shape?

I am following this Portal gun timelapse and at 0:20 seconds he separates an edge and manages to drag the end of the UV sphere into shape.

But when I do it this happens

I wonder if he really separated the edge or if he changed his mind.

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He doesn’t separate the edge, he cancels that. What happens there is first he tries to move the edge, sees that he still has proportional editing on, attempts to press O to disable it, misses the key and hits P which results in that Separate menu, which he then cancels :slight_smile:

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Oh, I’m still confused how he drags it out like that though, the bottom of his curved to the gun but when I grab it the bottoms just straight.

He uses different transforms: moving and rotating, with and without proportional editing.

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