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Lost_World's avatar

How to cut out a bit of an image?

Asked by Lost_World (1231points) August 3rd, 2008

Ok, lets say you had a pic of a blue circle on a white background. And you just want the blue ball in a .png, on the old apple works you could draw a scribbly line around something like a blue ball on a white background and it would snap to fit around the blue ball so you could move the ball anywhere on the page.

How can I do this but just save the blue ball as a png so there in nothing around it?

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jlm11f's avatar

do the scribbly line thing to fit around the ball. after that “cut” or “copy” that ball + line image, and paste it in a new file. then save new file in “png” format.

Lost_World's avatar

Hmm might work if i can get 2 programs to cross over otherwise it wills still have the white background. I shall test.

jlm11f's avatar

ok. let me know if it works. the crossing over shouldn’t be a problem.

Lost_World's avatar

It works! a bit pixly but it works.. you would thing they would have made it a bit easier :P

lefteh's avatar

If you post a link to the image (pre-cut out), one of us can probably make it more attractive if you’d like.

jrpowell's avatar

If you have Photoshop you could use the Background Eraser Tool to remove the white and make the background transparent.

jlm11f's avatar

yay! and yeah, feel free to post it and someone might fix it for you :)

jrpowell's avatar

Absolutely, if you post the image I will give it a whirl.

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