Pixelmator: Delete part of a shape?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by MacMan988, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2012
  2. CrickettGrrrl, Apr 23, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2014

    CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2012
    B'more or Less
    Yes you should, although weirdly, I've never run across that Tool Options palette before. What happens if you select this button (below)? I always see that in my menu bar but didn't realize it detached. FWIW, when I have a selection over a rastered layer and delete, it deletes.

    BTW -that PXM-tuts lesson looks like it's pretty old & using Pixelmator Chameleon -something like 2.0 (the chevron stripe on top of the tool bars). There are easier ways to do things now and you may run into other conflicts in the new software vs old Tut.

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  3. Parkin Pig, Apr 24, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014

    Parkin Pig macrumors 6502a

    Parkin Pig

    Oct 23, 2009
    I replicated your problem and the delete button worked ok (I have Pixelmator 3.1 Marble), so I'm not sure why it hasn't worked in your case. An alternative way of deleting is to use cmd-x - have you tried that?
    If cmd-x deletes the whole yellow shape (and not just the selected area) then you haven't rasterised the shape. Under the 'Layer' menu, select 'Convert into Pixels', then try your select and delete again.

    Those buttons modify the selection tool. The particular one you indicated is for subtracting from your existing selection, and will have no detrimental effect on the OP's original problem.
  4. MacMan988 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2012
    Thanks for all replies.

    This worked for me. Converting to pixel allowed me to delete the part I wanted to be deleted.

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