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Paint away top layer to reveal subject underneath

Feb 20, 2014, 15:57
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Paint away top layer to reveal subject underneath
I don't have access to photoshop so I decided to start using Gimp. So far it has proved to be just as good as photoshop. Anyway I learned a technique in PS that in simplest terms allows the top layer to be painted away to reveal whatever portion of the layer below to be exposed. PS used the brush tool and either black or white to add back or subtract from the layer. I have played with it in Gimp and don't see the method I need to follow to accomplish this?

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MelRay
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Feb 20, 2014, 16:19
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RE: Paint away top layer to reveal subject underneath
In gimp it is a layer mask
http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-layer-mask-add.html

add one from menu layer -> mask -> add layer mask
looks like this http://i.imgur.com/AYmGkM9.jpg

then make the mask active by clicking in it,
paint on the canvas to uncover (black) hide (white)
like this http://i.imgur.com/rtcmIEw.jpg

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Feb 20, 2014, 22:49
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RE: Paint away top layer to reveal subject underneath
(Feb 20, 2014 16:19)rich2005 Wrote:  In gimp it is a layer mask
http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-layer-mask-add.html

add one from menu layer -> mask -> add layer mask
looks like this http://i.imgur.com/AYmGkM9.jpg

then make the mask active by clicking in it,
paint on the canvas to uncover (black) hide (white)
like this http://i.imgur.com/rtcmIEw.jpg

Ok thanks a bunch
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