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Using the secondary color

Dec 9, 2011, 21:32
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Using the secondary color
Hi everyone,
I am new here. I was just wondering how to use the secondary color in GIMP. By default, primary is black and secondary is white. I know in MS Paint the secondary color is used by right clicking, but this is not the case with GIMP. Does anyone know how? Thanks Smile

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Dec 9, 2011, 22:30
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RE: Using the secondary color
In Gimp you don't paint with the right click, because this is not workable with a graphic tablet (finger cramps). You switch between the foreground and background colors with "X" (or by clicking on the arrow between the two colors in the Toolbox) and then paint with an usual left click (which is stylus down on a tablet) for both colors.

This is a general rule with Gimp:
  • Right hand is on the mouse/stylus. There are only context menu on left click and move picture within frame on center click.
  • Left hand is on the keyboard. Most tools activation and "state changes" are on a letter with or without Ctrl/Shift modifiers, and action modifiers that require a key press while you click are on the Shift/Ctrll/Alt keys.

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