Cut shape in Inkscape so it has transparent background?
I was wondering if Inkscape has the ability to select the outline of a shape, and then be cropped or copied and pasted over another shape?
I remember being able to do this in Illustrator but you can't seem to do it in Inkscape.
Setting a clip for an object keeps coming up (in searches) but that doesn't seem to do anything. If you paste it just pastes the object with a rectangle still around it. All I want is to select a shape and then paste it with a transparent background. Can Inkscape do this?
Any help much appreciated
Looks like the key is in step 2 below. Drawing a shape around the image you want opaque.
- Import the picture
- Draw a shape with the line tool that covers the object you want to keep
- select both and do
Object > Clip > Set
The bitmap should be clipped to the area contained by the shape, making the rest disappear.