I'm given an svg file with a logo that has both text and an illustration.. it appears as a single entity in my sketch application.. is there a way to separate it (ie i want to remove the robot from this logo).. I remember I used to be able to do stuff like this in Illustratorenter image description here


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The icon on the left shows you it is a raster (bitmap) image, which means it is not made up of layers, but of pixels. You can't edit individual elements like in a vector image. You may be able to edit it in a raster image editor, such as Photoshop, but you will have a hard time doing major edits.


Usually everything is nested inside a folder, like so. You can select and delete all unnecessary elements and resave.

removing elements

  • no folders.. see update
    – abbood
    Feb 8, 2017 at 14:18
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    This is a raster image, exported as SVG. You can't do anything about it, unless you find the original vector artwork. Feb 8, 2017 at 15:19

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