I should have waited a bit more before sending my previous mail,
because I did not see Sven's reply on time...
On Fri, 05 May 2000, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Well, dragging does work, but using the icons as buttons instead of
> a drag target is much faster and easier. You'll probably want to change
> this to:
> A Floating Selection must be anchored to a new layer or to the last
> active layer before doing other operations on the image. Use the
> New Layer or Anchor Layer buttons in the "Layers, Channels and Paths"
> dialog, or use the menus to do the same.
> > You can save a selection to a channel (Select->Save to Channel) and
> > then modify this channel with any paint tools. Use the "Channels" tab
> > in the "Layers, Channels and Paths" dialog to toggle the visibility of
> > this new channel and to perform various operations on it.
> Huh? This is misleading. The Channels tab does not toggle the channels
> visibility. That sentence needs to be rewritten.
Here is another version:
You can save a selection to a channel (Select->Save to Channel) and
then modify this channel with any paint tools. Using the buttons in
the "Channels" tab of the "Layers, Channels and Paths" dialog, you can
toggle the visibility of this new channel or convert it to a selection.
I think that it is important to mention how to toggle the visibility
of the channel masks, because the channels that are created with
Select->Save to Channel are not visible by default. This can be a
good thing for experienced users, but confusing for new users. This
is even more confusing because the new channel becomes automatically
active, and you cannot draw in the image anymore.
By the way, I wrote "Using the buttons..." but this assumes that the
user understands that the eye icons are buttons, even when they are
not there (not visible). If someone can provide a better wording that
fits in 4 lines or less, please tell me...