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De-select a layer?

Aug 23, 2014, 09:15
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De-select a layer?
Hello everybody,

I am trying to learn GIMP for webdesign and I created a layout made of several layers. The problem is that the rectangle shape I drawed on the last layer is always selected and I can not de-deselect it! The Menu Layer->Anchor Layer is gray, inactive! How do I de-select that rectangle shape on the last layer?

Thank you, Felix
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Aug 23, 2014, 09:41 (This post was last modified: Aug 23, 2014 09:43 by rich2005.)
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RE: De-select a layer?
Gimp does not have a rectangle shape Are you using the select tool and filling with a colour?

If so probably the selection is still active (crawling ants perimeter), normally this lasts until you make a new selection (depends on the selection mode)
Kill the selection
[Image: sh7kxIm.jpg]

Otherwise, more info, OS and Gimp version, maybe a screenshot of the problem.

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Aug 23, 2014, 09:43 (This post was last modified: Aug 23, 2014 09:44 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: De-select a layer?
(Aug 23, 2014 09:15)catalin_xyz Wrote:  Hello everybody,

I am trying to learn GIMP for webdesign and I created a layout made of several layers. The problem is that the rectangle shape I drawed on the last layer is always selected and I can not de-deselect it! The Menu Layer->Anchor Layer is gray, inactive! How do I de-select that rectangle shape on the last layer?

Thank you, Felix

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From Gimp's Select menu, Select->None.
or just choose a different tool.
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Aug 23, 2014, 19:42
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RE: De-select a layer?
Hi guys,

Your suggestion Select-> None solved my problem! I had no idea how to get rid of the crawling ants perimeter!

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