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Corel help

Discussion in 'Corel' started by redmondcopy, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. redmondcopy

    redmondcopy Member

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    Hi All,

    This is probably a simple task but I can't figure it out. I need to remove the black around this image of earth. Can someone please advise me how to do this please? I'm using Corel X4.

    Thanks,
    Grant
     

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  2. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    edit bitmap to open photo paint
    then use magic wand to mask out & delete the black.

    hope you have a better jpg than that one to work with! that one sucks.

    you could also draw a circle and place the image inside the circle with the powerclip.
     
  3. Replicator

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    1. Create a circle of the same diameter in corel and place over the earth, remove outline.

    2. Add contour around your circle large enough to cover entire bitmap.

    3. break Contour apart and then combine the 2 pieces leaving the large contour with the circle exposing only the earth.

    4. grab both the vector and the bitmap and do a "back minus front" in the arrange/shaping menu.
     
  4. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Pull out a circle (ctrl key to constrain) and fit it to the edge of the earth.
    Select the bitmap > Effects tab > Powerclip > Place inside container - select the circle.

    wayne k
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  5. Replicator

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    Another great way to do it . . . Thanks for posting that Wayne !
     
  6. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Huh?
    you sure you are using Draw?
    :doh:

    wayne k
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  7. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Here it is Wayne with CorelDRAW . . . About 30 seconds to complete, but the powerclip method is just as good if not quicker !
     

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  8. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    that looks like something you'd "have" to do in Illy or Flexi.......
    :Cool 2:


    wayne k
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  9. Artildawn

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    could have been worse... we could have told him to node edit the image boundary.
     
  10. Replicator

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    One of the first things I learned in Corel thanks to AirArtGirl.
     
  11. redmondcopy

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    Thanks a ton guys. I knew there should be a easy way to do that. I found the power clip to be the easiest. Thanks for all the info from everyone, much appreciated!
    :thankyou:

    Thanks,
    Grant
     
  12. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    Another way in corel
    Under window/dockers,, select bitmap color mask

    using eyedropper under this bitmap color mask window (not the eyedropper on the left toolbar) select the color you want out.. Set the tolerance and click apply...



    OR to do a Power clip...

    Select the object in the case a circle...
    Select the image, right click then drag it to the object. a bomb sight will appear. release r click and a menu will pop up. select powerclip inside..

    If your graphic does not look right in the powerclip you can change the settings under..

    tools/options/edit
    select or unselect "autocenter new powerclip contents"
     
  13. Artildawn

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    or you can right click on the powerclipped image and select "edit contents" from the pop-menu.
     
  14. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Easiest method of all . . .

    Place circle same size as the earth over the earth.

    Then select "Arrange/Shaping/Intersect".

    You will then have 3 separate pieces one of which is your earth only.

    This also comes courtesy of AirArtGirl !
     
  15. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Now you're talking!

    Only issue is that you can't further edit the mask & or bitmap in the same way you can if you use a powerclip.

    wayne k
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  16. Replicator

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    Good point . . . but that wasn't the question asked so I was trying to offer many options to achieve the results asked about !
     
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