Using the Crop Tool for Sprites and Masks

Any set of controls that has been grouped can be cropped to only show a portion of the group. To crop a single control, group it first (yes, a group with only one element). Watch the videos below for more information.

Cropping Images

Note: This video shows an older version of Balsamiq. The general process still applies. Thanks for your patience while we update it.

This video shows how you can use a “sprite” image in Balsamiq to create multiple icons using a single image. This is a quick and handy method for working with icons like the ones shown in the video or to create button state variants, for example.

Image credit: AZMIND


Cropping Groups

The video below shows how to use the crop tool on a group of controls.



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