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changing faces

Jul 14, 2011, 07:48
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changing faces
Hi ,hope someone can help me ,the problem I have is when I anchor the layer face over the background face the floating selection disappears which means I cannot work on the layer face and therfore am unable to erase the layer face into the background face,this is on gimp 2.6, hope someone can help?
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Jul 14, 2011, 08:35
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RE: changing faces
(Jul 14, 2011 07:48)player984 Wrote:  Hi ,hope someone can help me ,the problem I have is when I anchor the layer face over the background face the floating selection disappears which means I cannot work on the layer face and therfore am unable to erase the layer face into the background face,this is on gimp 2.6, hope someone can help?
1) Don't anchor the Floating Selection, create a new layer from it ("New layer" (Ctrl-Shift-N) will grab the FS contents if there is one)
2) Open the Layers dialog (Ctrl-L) and select the background layer to work on it. Most tools work on the active layer which is the one selected there, it doesn't need to be the top one (or even visible). The only notable exception is the Move tool that by default acts on the the first visible and opaque layer where you clicked, but it can be told to use the active layer instead.

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Jul 14, 2011, 09:45
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RE: changing faces
thx for the help,but I still cant get it to work,when I try to erase with the brush after setting the layer to white the brush is still black and it wont erase the outer edges of the floating layer leaving me with it merging into the background layer,I know it must seem easy to you guys but as a newbie it is so hard and I cant find a tutorial anywhere to show me how to replace a face,hope you can tell me what I am doing wrong?
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Jul 14, 2011, 11:45
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RE: changing faces
Pls attach your XCF here, I'm having a hard time figuring out the mess you've put yourself in Smile

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Jul 14, 2011, 13:04
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RE: changing faces
thx ofnuts did what you said and got it to work many thx great forum
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