As a beginner in graphic designs, the most important aspect of design
to know are many, in which one of it is to know how to crop image and remove
background from Image, in this post I will teach you a very easy way you
can use to remove background from Image using CorelDraw tools, are you
familiar with the CorelDraw tools and how to make use of each tools? If no,
watch this video now:
Removing background from Image is so easy in coreldraw as there are many ways
you can do that, like using the power clip option method, the shape tool
method or using the pen tool with intersect button, in this tutorial I
will be explaining how to use the pen tool and the intersect, together with
the lens effect to remove background from Image.
The tool we use in removing the background is the pen tool, which will be
selected and use it to trace picture from its edges just like the way you have
seen it in the Image above, when tracing you have to make sure that the
line touches the edges of the image(shape) you want to crop out, so that you
can get the background removed out of the picture.
|Tracing image with the pen tool|
So when you have finish tracing the image, you will then use
another tool call the shape tool to shape the tracing by pressing the F10 for
Shape tool of select it in the Tool bar.
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When traced to the end, you will make sure that the pen tool is close to
the starting point just like you have seen it in the image above,
|Selecting All Nodes|
Then You will press Ctrl + A to mark all the nodes then You will
click the convert to curve after that, you will use the shape tool to shape the
trace you did earlier in order to fit the image to the body just like the way
you have seen it in the image below,
|Shaping the Traced Image|
You are going to shape it until the end of the trace you made, when you are
done with the shaping, next is to remove the background from the
How To Remove The Background
This is how you will remove the background from the image. There are two
ways in which you can use to remove the background from the traced
You can use any way you like but the fastest and easiest way is to use
Intersect button because it has no long process like that of the Lens
If you want to use the Lens effect, you will hold down the
(Alt + F3) that’s the alternative key plus the f3 so when
pressed it will show the lens effect dialog, just as you have seen it in the
image below, then you will click on Color Add from the list of
options and then click frozen when you click on
frozen, it will enable the traced shape to be cropped out from the background then
you will ungroup all (Ctrl + U) and delete the background that you need not. There are three things to
be seen after that stage, there will be the outline from the
image, the main picture and the shadow from the
so you will delete it and leave the main picture, that’s what you need.
The second way we can use is Intersect button
The image above is the traced picture, so if you want to use intersect
button, you will left click on the traced image to select the outline and
then hold down the Shift button and left-click the
background of the image, it will appear the
intersect bar at the top menu then you will click on
Intersect, then it will trim out the
image from the background.
You can delete the background and you are left with the image traced
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