Im designing banners for a high school sports team and they want individual players on them. I discovered the Cut Out Lab and thats working but its a pain to use the mouse so I switched to my Surface Pro so I could just draw, problem is when I used cutout lab theres a major lag between my pen and the program picking up my pen and making a mark. I have to leave my tip there for a good second before I can make a mark and if I dont hold it my pen will make no marks at all. This only happens in the Cut Out Lab, Drawing with the Brush or Eraser in the actual document is fine.
Id much prefer a non destructive method anyways so I dont have to re-erase the background if I miss something later. I dont have much experience with raster images, I mainly work in Vector so this masking stuff has got me stumped. Is there an easy way to just mask out the background non destructively?
I don't do a lot of work cutting out images either, but you could try using a colour mask.
Found in Corel Draw under BITMAPS -> BITMAP COLOR MASK
You select one of the black colours on the site, tick it to activate, then use the colour selector to pick which colour to mask off.
Can't really say why you are having that response issue as I just use a mouse for cut outs.
What I do here is I keep the original unchanged and use a copy to cut out, so I can go back if I need.
Tip: Do small pieces of cut out at a time, so if you make a mistake you don't have to un-do a whole lot.
Hope this helps
Pierre van Wyk
Thanks for the response. I think the Cut Out Lab is more useful in this instance. the Color Mask only selects one color, right?
Also I found out that the reason its "lagging" is because the surface thinks Im trying to move the Cut Out Lab window, thats why Im not having issues outside of the Cut Out Lab.
You can select more than one colour, just repeat the process.
Remember to adjust the sensitivity per colour to remove more or less of shades closer to that colour.
It may be worthwhile cropping each player out as much as possible first before masking or using cut out lab. At least then there will be less "noise" to get rid of.