On Sat, 14 Apr 2007 11:35:38 -0400
Joshua Simons <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>  > On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 08:08:13PM -0800, patman at aracnet.com  
> wrote:
>  >>
>  >> I also tried Carol's "removing background" tutorial:
>  >>
>  >> http://carol.gimp.org/gimp2/basics/backgroundremoval/
>  >>
>  >> But it does not describe the "Add the decomposed image as a mask"  
> portion.
>  >>
>  >> Can some explain it or point to a tutorial on the subject?
>  >>
>  >Dialogs-->Layers
>  >
>  >in that dockable dialog, right click on the layer you would like to  
> mask
>  >and select "Add Layer Mask" (i am typing this from memory so no
>  >guarrentee on the exact wording).
>  >
>  >there will be a dialog with a choice of mask color/opacity.  just  
> stick
>  >with the default since the next step is to copy another image to it.
>  >
>  >Decompose gives several layers.  i would convert the decompose  
> image to
>  >rgb (some of the gimps had problems copying grayscale and i cannot
>  >remember which ones).  Edit-->Copy on the layer you want as a mask
>  >Edit-->Paste to the mask area on the target image.
>  >
>  >black on masks is transparent, white is opague.  gray is a little of
>  >both.
>  >
>  >is that what you asked?
>  >
>  >carol
>  >
> 
> When I try the above Edit->Paste to create a layer mask containing an  
> image,
> I get a Floating Selection layer rather than anything in the layer  
> mask. Can
> anyone help?




I think you need to anchor the image first. Make a layer, paste and then anchor 
to the layer.


Owen
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