I am trying to learn the Gimp, mostly from the book, Grokking the Gimp. It has been pretty useful so far, even if my copy, and the online copy, is a trifle out of date. I am using 2.2.8 in FC3.
That is, it was useful until I got to section 3.4, The Paths Dialog. Now nothing seems to work. To begin with, the first line in the section reads: "Because Bezier paths are so useful, there is a special Paths dialog that allows multiple Bezier paths to be edited, managed, and saved." So to begin with I draw a Bezier path with the path tool, and save the file. Then I reopen it, and no path. I mucked around looking for it, but I couldn't find it hiding anywhere. I tried it again and the same thing happened, both files were the same size. I tried opening an image window and doing nothing, and saving it, and it was smaller than one were I tried to save the Bezier path. There was no undo history in either file, I used the xcf format to save. I then tried a number of other things suggested in the book, including writing the path on one layer, and then toggling visibility (which is what I really was interested in) by clicking on the eye-cons in the layers dialog. I could go into detail about what did happen, but I have a feeling that any number of people know what I was doing wrong at this point, and could fill me in (no pun intended). One last thing - if after I have made a path, I change tools, the path disappears, never to return, even if I change back to the path tool. But the path operations remain in the undo history - so I can remove the anchors that I can't see, or put them back. Alas, putting them back doesn't make them visible. So where can learn about all this? Oh, I have looked in the online manual, and it seemed rather terse on the subject. Many thanks. -- --alex http://alexfeldman.org _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user