I've got an image I'm trying to remove the background from and I'm not really sure how that would be done with Sketch. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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  • What is Sketch, has something to do with Skencil?
    – Aradnix
    Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 5:09
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    @Aradnix sketch.com Sketch is a vector graphics editor for macOS. Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 7:44

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Sketch 3 does have some bitmap editing options, but they are very limited.

Here's more about Bitmap editing in Sketch.

To start editing an image, select it on the canvas and double-click. You will see the inspector update with a few special tools.

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You might wanna try your luck with Magic wand and then the Vectorize option below it. Although you'd probably be better off redrawing it with the Vector tool.

I would recommend you use another application to edit bitmap images. One relatively cheap, option would be Pixelmator especially considering how much Sketch 3 costs. Then again you could do it in Gimp just the same.

  • Thank you, for the longest time I thought I had to do this separately in Photoshop!
    – Riveascore
    Commented Aug 10, 2015 at 21:00

You can use the the Instant Alpha tool (magic wand) in the macOSX Preview to remove the background.


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