Tom Williams wrote:
> *) How does the "Xtns/Script-Fu" menu differ from the "Script-Fu" pop-up
(Answering the questions Michael didn't)
The scripts and plugins in Xtns create a new image -- they're not
tied to any existing image. The ones in the Image popup menu do things
on the current image.
> *) What books on the gimp are recommended? Beginner and intermediate
> level books would be great.
I learned a lot from "Grokking the Gimp" -- preview it at gimp-savvy.com.
Stephen J. Baker wrote:
> Q: I'm trying to paint and nothing is happening - what did I
> do wrong?
That gets my vote for the #1 question on the FAQ! It was definitely what
kept me in xv or paintshop pro instead of gimp when I was getting started.
> A: Eeek! There are about 1e6 things that could be:
> * You are painting outside of the selection.
And you may not realize this because the "marching ants" may not be
shown for some reason.
> * You've picked some kind of 'do nothing' paint.
> * Your paint colour is the same as the background.
> * You are painting to a layer that's hidden.
> * You are painting to a layer that's rendered at
> 100% transparency.
> * Try hitting 'Layers/Anchor'.
> * Try hitting 'Layers/Layer-to-Image-Size'.
The two causes I hit most often:
* You are painting outside of the layer (because you have
the wrong layer selected)
* You are painting to a layer that somehow got "preserve
transparency set" (which leads to a new FAQ: Why does that
bit sometimes get set without my setting it?)
> ...and lots of others...
I used to hit this problem even back before I knew about layers, when
nothing was selected, and I still don't know what was causing it ...
> * Look - just save the image, restart GIMP and
> load it back in again - I'm too busy to figure
> it out.
Ouch. (That doesn't necessarily solve it, though, since when you reload
you may still end up on the wrong layer or whatever.)
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