> I would like to fill an image with faces copied from other photos.  I
> am
> stumped with how to make the background of the copied faces
> transparent, so I
> don't have a bunch of little squares and ellipses. I am sure Gimp is
> capable
> of selecting the backgrounds of my thumbnails and rendering them
> transparent.
> Would somebody please help me understand how to ask it to do that?

I find the 'Foreground Select Tool' can be useful in cases where there
is a complex background.

a. roughly mark out the face
b. let it do it work
c. press enter
d. apply the quickmask
e. clean up the selection



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