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Moving the content of layer like in Photoshop

Aug 16, 2013, 06:55
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Question Moving the content of layer like in Photoshop
Hey guys, new Gimp user here, so please bear with me. Angel
I'm trying to learn Gimp so I can use the art I made with it in my games later on but as a formal Photoshop user I feel like that I have a hard learning curve.
I'm trying to move things on my layer without effecting the layer boundaries (just like the way move tool works in Photoshop).
I know that this is possible using selecting the part I want to move on my layer, then holding Ctrl+Alt and dragging with my mouse, then it creates a floating layer what I have to convert to layer in the layers panel. Well, this is a pretty complicated and painful process for just a simple moving operation, thus my question would be: Is there a simpler way to do that?
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Aug 16, 2013, 11:01
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RE: Moving the content of layer like in Photoshop
First of all thank you for your answer!
It is really a shame that Gimp makes such an easy task so complicated. Honestly, I don't even understand why would someone like to move his layer boundaries? The whole thing doesn't make any sense to me. Sad
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Aug 16, 2013, 18:56
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RE: Moving the content of layer like in Photoshop
As a noob who has been drinking from the Gimp firehose, my first real lesson was.. dont expect Gimp to act or be like anything but Gimp. Once ya get that straight, it all kinda rolls downhill from there.

On a side note, It does seem so far like Gimp has roots in keyboard shortcuts. I have found that I am using them more and more and the workflow has improved drastically since I have added just a few of them.
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