How to Erase in LibreOffice Draw

This tutorial explains how you can do a simple erase in LibreOffice draw.

Before you read on, understand that LibreOffice Draw is not a painting program and its features are limited if you think to do complex image editing.

However, having said that, Draw indeed provide you features which you can use to manipulate images including erasing a part of an image file, erasing shapes, etc.

To make it easy, we have created a video tutorial on how to erase in LibreOffice Draw.

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However, if you just want to follow text-instructions, then you can follow our step by step tutorial below.

How to Erase LibreOffice Draw

  • Open LibreOffice Draw and insert any image.
  • You can erase using pre-defined shapes and as well as using free form drawing as well. To make it more robust, let’s draw a free form line along with the image.
Freeform-Drawing-on-top-of-an-image
Freeform-Drawing-on-top-of-an-image
  • Select all the shapes and images. Then from the Shape menu, select Shape -> Intersect.
  • Intersect would cut through (or erase) the drawn line in your inserted image.
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After-Image-Erase-Operation
After-Image-Erase-Operation

You can also do the same using shapes as well. There are multiple operations available such as Intersect, Subtract, Merge and you can combine them to draw better images by erasing part of it.

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