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Converting Objects into Bitmaps

You can convert vector objects and text into bitmaps, and then use bitmap filters to apply effects. The process of converting vector objects into a bitmap is called Rasterization.

  1. Select the desired objects.
  2. From the Bitmap menu, select Rasterize.

    The Rasterize dialog box appears.

  3. Edit the following attributes:

    Keep Original

    When checked, this option will preserve the original objects. The new rasterized image will be placed on top of the original objects.

    Create mask

    When checked, the shape of the new bitmap will be the same as the original objects.


    When checked, the background color of the bitmap will be transparent.


    Specifies the resolution of the new bitmap. Values can be selected from the dropdown list or typed into the Resolution field.

    Color Mode

    Specifies the color mode of the new bitmap. The available options are Black and White, Grayscale, Indexed Color, and RGB.


    Specifies the amount of white space around the bitmap. This option has no effect when Create mask is selected.

  4. Click OK.

See Also

Creating Bitmaps

Importing Bitmaps

Exporting Bitmaps

Scanning Bitmaps

Creating New Bitmaps