"Rob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have taken a phot of a circular object and wish to crop to the
> object, removing the plain background - so the image is just a circle.
> The magic wand crop tool crops right up to the object, but crops out
> what I want to keep rather than cropping the background. I've tried
> the various inverse options, but without success.
many different options - one way would be to create a circular floating
object the size you want the cropped object to be, duplicate the background
so it's an object/layer as well. On the circular object, create a clipmask
to the object's transparency. Then, if I'm remembering correctly (doing this
from memory at the moment), select the duplicated background obect, then in
the object docker, click on the "paperclip" space on the circular object -
this should clip the one big object to the circular object. I'll have to
launch the app later on and double-check the exact steps, but roughly this
is how I've done such things in the past....
another way would be to just create a circular mask over the area in
question and then create a new floating object from the mask (ctrl-uparrow)