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Layer colours changing when pasted

Oct 14, 2013, 10:40
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Layer colours changing when pasted
Hi all, sorry if this has been posted elsewhere but I did look and couldn't find a solution to my problem. I have read the tutorials on merging images but I am still stuck.

Basically I want to merge two images. Both of them are grey originally so I change them to RGB mode and change the colours separately. I then go to copy and paste one image on top of the other and it automatically changes to whatever the colour is of the destination image. Tearing my hair out how can I stop this?
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Oct 14, 2013, 12:22
Post: #2
RE: Layer colours changing when pasted
The most usual cause is pasting an rgb(or indexed) image into another indexed image.
as this screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/6JnYFgc.jpg

Top is rgb into rgb. Bottom is rgb into indexed

The other possibility is a top layer in one of the layer modes, but unlikely.

Neither really match your description, so maybe more info.
How did you colour in the greyscale? Did you save them after colouring in? If so, what image format? Are you pasting as a new layer or pasting in as a 'floating layer'?

A screen shot of the effect you get would be a help as well.

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Oct 15, 2013, 15:11
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RE: Layer colours changing when pasted
I seem to have fixed it after trying again today. The only difference is I used the colours--colourize option to colour rather than picking either red,blue green in the left hand side channel option.

At any rate it seems to work now, hopefully it was just a one off!
Thanks
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