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overlapping layers???

Aug 2, 2011, 00:50
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Question overlapping layers???
hi, I'm using gimp and I've just started working on a new project. i have 2 layers, and theya re overlapping. Is there any way to cut the overlapping parts without doing manually?

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Aug 2, 2011, 06:38
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RE: overlapping layers???
If what you mean is "remove from one layer the part that overlaps another layer":

- select second layer
- Layer/Transparency/Alpha to selection (will create a rectangular selection from the layer)(*)
- Select the other layer
- make sure ist has an alpha channel
- Delete: this will make it transparent where it overlaps the other one
- If necessary and possible: Layer/autocrop layer: crops the layer to the smalles possible rectangle that holds all the non transparent pixels.


(*) This assumes that the layer has no transparent parts, otherwise duplicate the layer and bucket-fill it to create another layer that will be fully opaque and use it for the selection.

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Aug 2, 2011, 08:16
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RE: overlapping layers???
thanks so much! helps a lot.
l8r i'll post my *project* that i mentioned above. thx again, ofnuts!
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