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Moving a certain part of the image

May 22, 2012, 03:40
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Moving a certain part of the image
hi there.
Ive copy and pasted into an image and i thought i got it where i wanted so i saved it and exited the program. But then i realised that the image i pasted was a few pixels off.
I have been trying to select a portion of the image and move it to where i want it but cant find how. Ive selected the portion and clicked on move then selection but it moves the selection area not the image within it.
Please help
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May 22, 2012, 06:38
Post: #2
RE: Moving a certain part of the image
- make selection or area to move
- "Edit/Cut" or "Edit/Copy" + "Edit/Paste as../New layer"
- this is the right time to repair/fix the source layer (fill the hole)
- use the Move tool in "Layer" mode to move the new layer
- save as XCF, in case you'll need more changes
- save in final format (PNG/JPG/GIF...)

You have just learned the first lesson in advanced image editing: always save the XCF (the JPG/PNG/GIF is only a final "display" format), and keep the layers separate as much as possible (use "Layers/New from visible" when you need them combined, so you still have the original separate ones), and don't merge/flatten them explicitly when saving to display format, this is done implicitly.

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