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Moving a bunch of things

Jun 8, 2014, 13:38
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Moving a bunch of things
Hi.
So I just brought my first graphics tablet and installed gimp (2.8.10) a few days ago.
My practices have been going fine so far, but today I ran into a problem.

Example situation (drawing a human):
Eyes, hair and head outlines for example are on different layers (for easy manipulation) grouped under "head".

What I want to do:
Move the hair, eyes, etc. at the same time.
Moving them one at the time just won't work for me.

What I have already tried and the problems I am facing:

1. Linking all the layers and using move tool to move the layers
2. Clicking "head"-group and using move tool to move the layers
- The problem with these approaches:
Moving the layers (down for example) also brings down the layer's border. So I can't apply more hair to the "hair" layer (drawing over the layer border) even if I had just "made more room" by dragging the head downwards.

3. Using the selection tool to select the hair, the eyes, etc. and floating them and then moving the floated layer
- The problem with this approach:
I can only seem to be able to float a selection from one layer at the time, otherwise this would have done the trick for me.

Any suggestions?
Thank you!
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Jun 8, 2014, 16:59 (This post was last modified: Jun 8, 2014 21:34 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: Moving a bunch of things
After doing 1. or 2. from above, Layer->Layer to Image Size might do what you need...
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Jun 9, 2014, 03:33
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RE: Moving a bunch of things
Thank you for your answers!
You've been very helpful.

Case closed!
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