Matthias Julius wrote:
> Paul Surgeon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> If your image is only a single layer then after changing the canvas size,
>> flatten the image before pasting in a new selection.
>> I'm not sure of this but based on the behaviour it seems as if the canvas
>> resize operation adds an alpha channel and sets the new border area around
>> the old image to transparent.
>> Flattening the image will remove the alpha channel.
> The whole issue here is that increasing the canvas size doesn't make
> the background layer bigger. There are a couple of ways to work
> around that:
> - after increasing the canvas size right-click on the background layer
> and choose "Layer to Image Size"
> - after pasting the selection it will show up as "Floating Selection"
> in the Layers window. Right-click on it and select "New Layer".
> This makes the inserted bit a new layer that you can move around
> freely on the canvas. It has the advantage that you can always
> manipulate independently from the rest of the image.
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Many thanks everyone. I now have a clearer idea of the principles, as
well as several solutions to the problem. Much appreciated.
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