Stop Motion Studio for iOS

Edit an Image

Removing Objects from Frames

Sometimes it is necessary to attach objects to the figure like a string or other prop, such as when your character is about to fly or jump. If you want to shoot such a scene, then it is important that you first make a ‘clean’ picture of the set, so only the background without figures or the supporting elements. Afterward use the eraser or masking tool to remove the string or other supporting elements. The eraser has two brush types, conceal and reveal. The reveal brush will reveal the clean frame image wherever you touch the screen, whereas the conceal brush will restore the original frame image.

  1. Capture an image of the background of your scene before you place any figure. This frame will be your clean frame.
  2. Capture an image with the figure hanging on a string or place it on top of a block.
  3. Tap the frame to open the frame edit menu.
  4. Select Erase .
  5. Tap the square symbol to select a clean frame, a frame without the string. If you don’t select a clean frame the previous image will be used as a clean frame.
  6. Swipe over the unwanted parts, the string or block, to remove it from the image.

Tip: You can undo and redo at any time in case you made a mistake.

You can change the eraser size using the palette in the lower part of the screen. Tap the size view to change the brush size. The eraser allows you to zoom in and out of the image at any time. Use the following gestures:

  • Pinch with two fingers to zoom in or out. Pinch closed to zoom out, or pinch open to zoom in.
  • Drag two fingers in any directions to pan around the image.
  • In case you lost your way, simply double tap with two fingers to reset pan and zoom.