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Obstreperous Ants During Cutout Process! :(

May 31, 2014, 00:43
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Obstreperous Ants During Cutout Process! :(
Below I've posted the image I was trying to cut out (i.e. remove the background from): I have about a 50/50 success rate with cutting images out. I have no idea why out of nowhere, ants start marching about on paths I never created (I carefully followed the outline of the shape during my clicking).

Thanx in advance! Smile


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May 31, 2014, 01:45 (This post was last modified: May 31, 2014 01:56 by Esper.)
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RE: Obstreperous Ants During Cutout Process! :(
it seems your path is not completely closed where it should be
thats why the selection is "crossed over"
try to delete two of the four "evil" nodes and re-connect them the right way

use the zoom to get a real close view !

P.S: also if you have an image that has two very distinct colours like yours, you could use the select by colour tool instead

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May 31, 2014, 06:09
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RE: Obstreperous Ants During Cutout Process! :(
(May 31, 2014 01:45)Esper Wrote:  it seems your path is not completely closed where it should be
thats why the selection is "crossed over"
try to delete two of the four "evil" nodes and re-connect them the right way

use the zoom to get a real close view !

P.S: also if you have an image that has two very distinct colours like yours, you could use the select by colour tool instead
Vielen Dank, Esper. I'll try that. I dunno why the nodes didn't close right, since I did click at the end on the first node. {shrugs}
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May 31, 2014, 08:21
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RE: Obstreperous Ants During Cutout Process! :(
Using the path tool and not the free select tool. Nothing wrong with using the path tool to create a selection but say you accidentally hold the shift key down you can end up with some unconnected nodes.

The free select tool will join last node to first node, either double click or hit enter to complete.

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Even here there are various modes to add/subtract and accidental holding shift/ctrl can affect the selection.

A bit on the old side, Gimp 2.6, but a run down of the various selection tools available. Have a look and just bear the options in mind until you get more experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUHEI-bVSPo&hd=1

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Jun 5, 2014, 06:40
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RE: Obstreperous Ants During Cutout Process! :(
(May 31, 2014 08:21)rich2005 Wrote:  Using the path tool and not the free select tool. Nothing wrong with using the path tool to create a selection but say you accidentally hold the shift key down you can end up with some unconnected nodes.

The free select tool will join last node to first node, either double click or hit enter to complete. {snipped}

Even here there are various modes to add/subtract and accidental holding shift/ctrl can affect the selection.

A bit on the old side, Gimp 2.6, but a run down of the various selection tools available. Have a look and just bear the options in mind until you get more experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUHEI-bVSPo&hd=1
Good, Rich! Thanks for those tips; very helpful. Smile
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