On Mon, 2009-06-01 at 14:12 -0500, Leonard Evens wrote:

> Of course you are right.  My problem was that I copied the selection
> into a new layer with transparency as the fill type.   I don't really
> understand what happened, but it appears the transparency was being
> averaged, so after the gaussian blur, the selection in the new layer
> appeared to fade out at the edges, thus looking "lighter".

This is the expected behavior. You can lock the alpha channel in the
Layers dialog if you don't want that to happen.


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