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I can't draw anything

Jul 10, 2011, 15:14
Post: #1
Shocked I can't draw anything
Hi.

I'm slowly trying to use The Gimp instead of Photoshop. I must admit, it's not that easy.

Right now, I'm completely stuck.
I open any random picture (let's say a jpeg image). I try to paint some brush strokes, and nothing happens.
I can't even make a selection. There is a dotted square around my picture. I've tried to select all/select none... No success. Angry

What's going on ???
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Jul 12, 2011, 02:58
Post: #2
RE: I can't draw anything
No, I don't do anything. Juste opening an existing file. The same happens with a new file.
I've already used The Gimp in the past, so something must have went wrong in my set-up. I don't know. But right now, I can't do anything.
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Jul 12, 2011, 23:27
Post: #3
RE: I can't draw anything
I use Linux Mint 10.

Yes, I have a layer selected.
If a create a new layer / duplicate the existing one, no effect.
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Jul 13, 2011, 01:59
Post: #4
RE: I can't draw anything
Oh gosh, you were right ! Idea

I must have fiddled around with my input device (I'm in the process of making my Intuos Wacom tablet) functional under Linux).
Everything was turned disabled.

So everything works fine now.

Big thanks.

And by the way, don't be sorry for Linux Mint. It's great, and definitely worth giving it a try. Sleepy
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Jul 15, 2011, 02:07
Post: #5
RE: I can't draw anything
Linux Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu. It's the same family.

The trouble I had until a few days ago came that I have an old Intuos2 serial tablet.
But thanks to the great Linux community I finally managed to make it work ! Smile

I'm so happy, and excited to try to produce some art in Linux !
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