On 02/29/2012 05:35 AM, mamboze wrote:
> thanks to all for your help, it's very much appreciated.
> I trying following your instructions but I'm stuck at this step
>> * Click on the layer mask to select it, then drag & drop to the main
>> image window to fill the mask with gray.
> When I drag and drop, this makes a new layer but no gray. Is this right?
> I would very much like to work thru this. It looks like a good technique to
My bad. I should have said, "Click on the layer mask thumbnail in
the Layers dialog to select it, THEN drag and drop from the
Foreground/Background tool (a.k.a. main color tool) to the main
The object is to turn the mask gray. That will make the layer you
are working on semi-transparent. Adding white to the mask will make
those parts of the layer fully opaque, adding black to the mask
will make those areas fully transparent.
This seems like a good time to plug Akkana Peck's book, "Beginning
GIMP: From Novice to Professional" http://gimpbook.com/ It's one of
the best software user textbooks I have ever seen and surprisingly
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