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Problem viewing layers...

Sep 8, 2010, 22:04
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Problem viewing layers...
I am fairly new to Gimp and am having a problem viewing layers. I use it to outline photos for a friend who paints pictures, using the saved layer as a transfer. I open the photo and create a new transparent layer. I draw on the layer and eventually save it. However, I would like to occasionally view the layer to see the progression and check for missing lines. When I go to windows>docking>layers and try to view just the layer, I get a dark checkerboard pattern. I can barely make out any lines. Am I doing something wrong? Is there any way to view the layer without the checkerboard pattern? Any response will be appreciated. I am using Gimp 2.6.10

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Sep 8, 2010, 23:32
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RE: Problem viewing layers...
The "checkerboard pattern" in the indication that the layer is transparent in these areas, so it's perfectly normal since you asked for a transparent one. If you want to see the lines, just put your layer above another layer filled with a contrasting color... it's easy to add a white (or current default background color) layer to an image. And if you export to external formats (JPG, PNG, GIF...) only the visible layers are exported, so you only have to make that background invisble.

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Sep 9, 2010, 03:58
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RE: Problem viewing layers...
Thanks for your reply I tried it out and that solution works for me. Again, thank you.
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