18 Jul 06 11:28
Another option is to right-click on the imported image, open the duck in Photopaint. Mask the white background with either of the following methods:
1.) with the magic wand mask tool, select the white background, invert the mask, and make a new object of the duck. Delete the "object 1" or "background object" that has the duck and white background, leave the new object
2.) Use the "Cutout Lab" (Image > Cutout Lab) which works similarly to the above method -only in this case you Paint on your outline mask, then edit the "boundry" area that you just painted to get exactly what you need.
3.) Use the Lasso Mask tool coupled with the Mask Brush tool. Create a new object once the mask is how you like.
When the duck is removed from the background, and the background deleted - X out of PP and it will prompt you to save the changes in the open Corel Draw file - click YES.
Now your Duck is in the Corel Draw file as a bitmap with no background. You can either launch Corel Trace, or continue with the Power Tracing options above.
From the sounds of things, you are almost looking for a wireframe outline of the duck silhouette. If this is so, you might be able to just trace around the outline of the duck. Or you could always fill the duck with balck paint before closing out of PP.
Otherwise, if you are looking for a "cartoon fill" of the duck (basically like what you would color in as a kid in a coloring book) there are other methods. I haven't found a good EASY way to do this, as the tracing mehod always leaves extra lines and objects not readily seen until converted to "no fill" or Wireframe preview mode. It seems that one of the older versions of Corel (5 or 6) used to offer that as an option - but I may be confused with another corel product...something like Corel Print House, or something like that....
If this is your desired effect, maybe someone else can offer ideas on how to easily acheive this result.