Software & Apps Design 112 112 people found this article helpful How to Delete the Background in CorelDRAW Use the mask feature to remove the background from an image by Sue Chastain Writer Sue Chastain is a former Lifewire writer and a graphics software authority with web design and print publishing credentials. She's also skilled in WordPress administration. our editorial process LinkedIn Sue Chastain Updated on July 28, 2020 reviewed by Michelle Adeola Adelufosi Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Michelle Adeola Adelufosi is a marketing consultant with 9 years' experience working for a variety of clients. Her expertise includes social media, web development, and graphic design. our review board Article reviewed on Jul 12, 2020 Michelle Adeola Adelufosi Design Graphic Design Photoshop Animation & Video 3D Design Tweet Share Email When you place a bitmap image over a colored background in CorelDRAW, you might not want the solid bitmap background to obscure the object underneath. Drop the background color with the bitmap color mask tool. The instructions in this article apply to CorelDraw 2018. CorelDRAW Background Deletion Directions With your CorelDRAW document opened, go to File > Import to find and load the bitmap into your document. The cursor will change to an angle bracket. Click and drag a rectangle where you want to place your bitmap, or click once on the page to place the bitmap and adjust the size and position later. With the bitmap selected, go to Bitmaps > Bitmap Color Mask. The bitmap color mask docker appears. Jon Fisher Confirm that Hide Colors is selected in the docker. Place a checkmark in the box for the first color selection slot. Select the eyedropper tool below the color selections, and then click the background color you want to remove. The color selection slot changes to the color you selected. Click Apply. Jon Fisher You might notice some fringe pixels remaining after applying the change. Adjust the tolerance to correct for it by moving the tolerance slider to the right to increase the percentage, and then click Apply. To drop out additional colors in the bitmap, select the next check box in the color selector area and repeat the steps. Tips If you change your mind, use the edit color button (next to the eyedropper) to change the dropped out color. Or, simply uncheck one of the boxes and click Apply to start over.Save the color mask settings in CorelDRAW for future use by clicking the disk button on the docker.