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Layers help

Nov 10, 2012, 07:15
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Layers help
This is going to sound so dumb, I'm new to GIMP, downloaded v 2.8.2 today. I opened an image, selected duplicate layer, which was named image_name (copy) - so far so good, but when I make any changes to that it makes changes to both layers, I can NOT find instructions anywhere on how to select just the (copy) layer, one would think it would be automatic, that the program would only work on a single layer. Seems I thought wrong.
Hoping for some helpful suggestions, without anyone being rude.
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Nov 10, 2012, 08:51
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RE: Layers help
As with anything, there is some learning involved.

Sometime have a look at the Gimp documents
http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-image-c...pts-layers

When working on a layer, that layer is highlighted in the layer dialog. To select a layer click on it in the layer dialog. Layer Dialog = the box that is normally on the right side, I have detached it so you can see it better.
Then to see the layer underneath click on the eye icon to turn the visibility on/off.

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