Why is it important to work with the background hidden?

  • To use Countfire correctly, it’s essential your selections are clean
  • Hiding the background makes it easier to ensure clean selections
  • Hiding the background can improve performance (because there’s less information to render on screen)

How to hide a drawing’s background

  1. Click the “Background” button (Shortcut = B)

The background won’t hide on my drawing

On some drawings, the background doesn’t hide by default.

In these cases, use the define background tool to tell Countfire what you want to class as background.

Learn more about defining drawing backgrounds.

Learn more

How to: Define a drawing’s background.

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