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Pen Shape/Rectangle Select Tool Shape Disappears When Try To fill

Jul 16, 2012, 20:46
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Pen Shape/Rectangle Select Tool Shape Disappears When Try To fill
sup everyone!

not sure what the deal is here. i'm basically making a shape with the pen tool, then i click the paint bucket, then the shape disappears. i've also done this with the rectangle tool and the exact same thing happens.

usually, it will work when i frst open the document, but after i start making new layers/text then i try to do this, the shape i make disappears.

anyone know how i can keep the shape so i can select the paint bucket tool?
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Jul 16, 2012, 20:56
Post: #2
RE: Pen Shape/Rectangle Select Tool Shape Disappears When Try To fill
figured it out.. you have to goto view, then click show selection after you draw the shape and the marching ants will appear around it for anyone having this problem.
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Jul 16, 2012, 20:58
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RE: Pen Shape/Rectangle Select Tool Shape Disappears When Try To fill
nevermind.. that only fixed the rectange tool problem, the pen tool will not let me do the marchign ants from view and show selection.

any ideas for the pen tool only?
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Jul 16, 2012, 21:04
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The "pen" tools (better called the Path editor) doesn't create selections, but paths (path have othe ruses than just selections). If you want a selection from the path, you do it explicitly: right-click on a path in the Paths list dialog, and "Path to selection".

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Jul 16, 2012, 22:07
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(Jul 16, 2012 21:04)ofnuts Wrote:  The "pen" tools (better called the Path editor) doesn't create selections, but paths (path have othe ruses than just selections). If you want a selection from the path, you do it explicitly: right-click on a path in the Paths list dialog, and "Path to selection".

interesting, thanks for the info.

so you cant fill anything with the pen tool? can you not draw shapes with gimp then?
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Jul 16, 2012, 22:24
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RE: Pen Shape/Rectangle Select Tool Shape Disappears When Try To fill
Of course you can:
- draw path
- path to selection
- bucket-fill selection

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Jul 16, 2012, 22:43
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RE: Pen Shape/Rectangle Select Tool Shape Disappears When Try To fill
(Jul 16, 2012 22:24)ofnuts Wrote:  Of course you can:
- draw path
- path to selection
- bucket-fill selection

okay i see, you were giving me instructions in the post above. thanks for that.

i was just confused on the path list dialog. i found the path list dialogue in the tab that is next to the layer list.

very useful, thanks ofnuts.
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