cut out pho­tos

Dec­o­rate your Pages and Key­note doc­u­ments with ob­jects and char­ac­ters

Mac Format - - 2016 -

1. The In­stant Al­pha tool

Place an im­age in your doc­u­ment and then se­lect it. Open the For­mat in­spec­tor (click the paint­brush in the tool­bar) and click the Im­age tab, then the ‘In­stant Al­pha’ but­ton. First, put the crosshairs over an area of the back­ground you want to re­move.

2. Se­lect an area to re­move

Hold the mouse or track­pad but­ton and then drag in any di­rec­tion – the size of the area that will be made trans­par­ent in­creases as you do so, chang­ing colour as a re­sult. Drag too far and the fore­ground will be in­cluded; drag back in the op­po­site di­rec­tion to fix it.

3. Erase and re­peat

When you’ve se­lected the right amount, release the mouse or track­pad but­ton to re­move it. Now click else­where on the back­ground and re­peat un­til you’ve wiped away the back­ground. Click Done when only the bit you wish to keep re­mains.

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