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After copy and paste, can't draw

Mar 18, 2012, 00:16
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Tongue After copy and paste, can't draw
Hi, I have copied from one file to another, and now my paint or pencil tool both have the entire image stuck to them, and when I try to paint, the entire image gets pasted on to the image. Help!
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Mar 18, 2012, 01:08 (This post was last modified: Mar 18, 2012 01:09 by ofnuts.)
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RE: After copy and paste, can't draw
After copy/paste you have a "floating selection". This selection should be made permanent either by anchoring it (merge in the current layer) or creating a new layer from it. Until this is done plenty of things will behave strangely (not so strangely once you understand why).

See the Layers list (Ctrl-L) and the right-click menu.

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Mar 18, 2012, 05:44
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RE: After copy and paste, can't draw
I already did that, and it didn't work. However, I figured out the solution.
There's a "Brushes" window, embedded below the layers window. I had "clipboard" selected for the brush. I change it to a different selection and, now I can paint again.
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Mar 18, 2012, 08:55
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RE: After copy and paste, can't draw
Aw, I should have thought about that one Smile Yes, the first brush in the list is a bit special since it corresponds to the contents of the clipboard...

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