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    Default Cutout a portion of a Photo

    Is there a way in Xara Designer to cutout a portion of a photo and not have a clipped photo, just the cutout portion? Everything I have tried keeps giving me a clipped photo. I have done this is the past but I can't remember if I used Xara or a paint program to do this.

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    Default Re: Cutout a portion of a Photo

    Can you be more specific what you are trying to accomplish?

    You can physically remove a part of a photo and still have the photo remain a photo. Or you can use the Photo Tool > Select Colors to Enhance to edit specific colors and color ranges.
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    Default Re: Cutout a portion of a Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by RKissane View Post
    Is there a way in Xara Designer to cutout a portion of a photo and not have a clipped photo, just the cutout portion? Everything I have tried keeps giving me a clipped photo. I have done this is the past but I can't remember if I used Xara or a paint program to do this.
    Thanks Ray
    Make a clipped view then create a Bitmap Copy.

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    Default Re: Cutout a portion of a Photo

    don't forget to adjust the bitmap copy dpi to match your clipped photo's dpi if this is not 96dpi [which is the copy default]
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    Default Re: Cutout a portion of a Photo

    Ah, OK yes, True Color + Alpha.

    However once you do that you lose the ability to edit the photo outside the clipped area. A clipped photo is in essence the same thing as a bitmap True Color + Alpha.
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    Default Re: Cutout a portion of a Photo

    until you apply certain FX and various other operations, bitmap trace for example... then the program operates on the unclipped photo, it does not 'see' the 'masking'
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    Default Re: Cutout a portion of a Photo

    What I am trying to do is do a bitmap trace of a portion of the photo so I just want to cutout that portion.

    I will give Acorn's idea a try.

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    Ray

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    Default Re: Cutout a portion of a Photo

    bitmap trace will work best with high res image - not much point in increasing the dpi of the copy above that of the original, but important to make sure it is no less than
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    Default Re: Cutout a portion of a Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by RKissane View Post
    What I am trying to do is do a bitmap trace of a portion of the photo so I just want to cutout that portion.

    I will give Acorn's idea a try.

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    Ray
    Sounds like the best idea Ray, then you can bitmap trace, however handrawn has a valid point.
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    Default Re: Cutout a portion of a Photo

    For a fuller cutout, you can use the Erase background button and then slice out you required image before making a Bitmap copy.
    The Shape Tool is also a manual approach where you can then use that shape to punch out the wanted part and then Bitmap copy that.

    Perhaps drop the image as a Zip to TGers here as a challenge?

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