updated on 13 January 2019 | reading time: 1 minute

Working with Images

Removing parts of the image

As Gravit is a vector tool, there isn’t some kind of eraser to remove some portions of an image, but that is still possible with other features, like Clip.

Create a shape with one of the drawing tools, outlining the portion of the image you wish to keep. In my example, I want to keep the leaf and remove the background.

After that, clip the image with the shape, creating a Mask shape. If you want, toggle the border’s visibility.

If you want the opposite effect, in this case removing the leaf and leaving the background, you will create a mask with a “hole”. Create a rectangle with the same size as the background and use the shape created with the drawing tool to create a Compound Shape, removing the shape from the rectangle.

Then you need to convert the resulting Compound Shape to a Path (Modify > Path > Convert to Path or / CTRL + / SHIFT + P ) because Compound Shapes can’t be clipped. After that, clip the image to your just-created mask with the hole in the middle. Toggle the border’s visibility if necessary.