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PAINT 10 - CROP TO CIRCULAR SHAPE

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    Hi,

    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.

    Any ideas??

    TVMIA

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    "Rob" <colinstone@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    >
    > 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)



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    "Hunter Elliott" <nospam@gatewaycity.com> wrote in message
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    > "Rob" <colinstone@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:18e7e4b7.0410151440.1e0b8ba0@posting.google.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > 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.

    >


    ok, to clarify the steps here....

    you must be working in a CPT format.

    1) draw your shape you want the "mask" to be. Don't use the Mask Tool, use
    the Rectangle, Circle, or Polygon tool to create your floating object.

    2) Once the object is created, in the Object docker, You'll see that the new
    layer has a red outline on its thumbnail showing it's the active layer.
    Right-click on that thumbnail and choose Create Clipmask and then from the
    flyout menu, choose From Object Transparency. Be sure to position this
    object where you want it to be in the final "look."

    3) In the Object Docker click on the background. Hit Ctrl-D to duplicate
    this to a new layer. You'll see in the Object Docker that this did not
    become the new top layer. Drag/drop this duplicated background to be the
    topmost item..

    4) click on the Eyeball icon on the Background layer to hide the background
    so you can see your results.

    5) You see the little "space" between the Eyeball Icon and the Thumbnail
    picture of your object? On your topmost item, that duplicated background we
    did, click in this space. This will now show a little paperclip icon. This
    will "clip" this topmost layer to the Clipmask of the item directly beneath
    it.

    You can then combine the items together if you want.

    Hope this helps.



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