The White Box

Written by Jeff Harrison
September 10, 2012

Often people need to get rid of the white areas surrounding an object.

X3 was the first version of the CorelDRAW suite that allowed users to copy a selected area (or floating layer also) in Photo-PAINT to the Windows Clipboard, and then simply Paste it into a CorelDRAW document. The 8-bit Alpha Channel is preserved (8-bits means variable levels of transparency).

If you need to clip out lots of images in Photo-PAINT, Magic Erase helps.

Anyway… copying and pasting directly is an important feature, since it avoids the step of having to export that element first to an intermediate location as a file. Here’s an animation from X4:

Note: The blue rectangle is a CorelDRAW element, to simply show that the pumpkin has no white box.

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Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at

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