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Nov 2, 2011, 02:28
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layers
how to see all the layers in the same time , on the one screen and how to combine them ?
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Nov 2, 2011, 07:21
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RE: layers
Use the Layers dialog: Windows/Dockable dialogs/Layers (or Ctrl-L)

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Nov 4, 2011, 01:13
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RE: layers
(Nov 2, 2011 07:21)ofnuts Wrote:  Use the Layers dialog: Windows/Dockable dialogs/Layers (or Ctrl-L)

Thanks very much ! One more thing .. so I have a layer 1 , 2 and I want to select and copy from the Layer 1 and paste it .. or put the selected "area" on the Layer 2 ... how do I do that ?
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Nov 4, 2011, 01:37
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RE: layers
- Copy/Paste: creates a "floating selection"
- New layer (get the content of the floating selection)
- Drag new layer down stack just above target layer
- Merge down

... but in general, you don't do the "merge down" step and keep the separate layer because you may change your mind. In my book the only good case for merging down layers is when you want to apply a color transform to the merged result.

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Nov 4, 2011, 02:10
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RE: layers
(Nov 4, 2011 01:37)ofnuts Wrote:  - Copy/Paste: creates a "floating selection"
- New layer (get the content of the floating selection)
- Drag new layer down stack just above target layer
- Merge down

... but in general, you don't do the "merge down" step and keep the separate layer because you may change your mind. In my book the only good case for merging down layers is when you want to apply a color transform to the merged result.

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Dec 24, 2011, 20:22
Post: #6
RE: layers
Instead of making a new thread I have a question about layers.

Every time I edit a new layer,
and then if try and move the selected (edited) layer,
the background image keeps automatically selecting and moving the background.

How do I make that stop happening?

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Dec 24, 2011, 20:31
Post: #7
RE: layers
Quote:Instead of making a new thread I have a question about layers.

Every time I edit a new layer,
and then if try and move the selected (edited) layer,
the background image keeps automatically selecting and moving the background.

How do I make that stop happening?

Damn, you know what? Idk why this always happens, but no sooner did I make this thread than I realized, when you have the edited layer selected you have to actually click on a piece of the edited image you want to move-- not somewhere "in" the image, but the actual part of an image itself.

Sorry about the confusion, and thanks.

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Dec 24, 2011, 21:18 (This post was last modified: Dec 24, 2011 21:18 by ofnuts.)
Post: #8
RE: layers
Yes, the Move tool, by default, moves the first layer from the top that isn't fully transparent where you click.

There is an option in the Move tool to make it move the current selected layer, wherever you click:

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