hi: thank your for your answer, Joao.
i have advanced a little. i have done this: i have created a new layer, so when i move the selection, my picture isn't affected. i have created the circumference, with shift + cirled selection button. i go to dialogs > paths > selection to path (button). then i can move the circumference, but when i finish moving it, the circumference disappears. before moving, i can stroke it. after moving, i can't. i am really newbie in gimp. surely i am doing something wrong. do you have any idea? thank you. when i said "versatile shapes" i meant say a manageable shape. On Fri, 2004-11-19 at 17:27 -0200, Joao S. O. Bueno Calligaris wrote: > Hi. > > There is an easy way to draw circles and basic shapes. It just is not > aparent by trial and error - the "tips of the day" could point you > there. > > Just create a circular selection (by holding shift after you start a > selection wirth the eliptical selection tool), and them go to > "edit->stroke selection" > > What do you mean with a "versatile shape"? > Maybe you will prefer to work with a vector instead - draw the > circular selectiona s above, them, open the "paths" dialog, convert > it to a path - you can them deform it, and when you want, go to > edit->stroke path. _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user