I don't have a solution, but would like to second this - it is really
counter productive. The layer should indeed stay where it is and do not
change settings like opacity, etc.
On 01/26/2011 10:22 AM, Jeremy Nell wrote:
> The more I work in Gimp, the more I realise that this is something that
> needs to be looked at by the developers, as it is not very intuitive.
> Again, I've found how the focus of the image being rotated / scaled
> interferes with the rest of the working area. For example, if I set a
> particular layer's opacity to 20% and the layer is at the bottom of all
> other layers, why, then, does the opacity become 100% and the layer
> suddenly appear on top of all other layers?
> This makes it very difficult to work efficiently.
> Is there a way to fix this / work around it?
> On 21/01/2011 12:33, Jeremy Nell wrote:
>> Thanks. That does help, but not completely, because the more you
>> lessen the opacity, the less of the preview you can see. It still
>> appears on top of all the layers, rather than in the layer where it
>> was originally positioned (in this case, at the bottom).
>> On 21/01/2011 12:20, Mikel Garai wrote:
>>> The rotate tool have an "opacity" slider for the preview in the "tool
>>> options dialog".
>>> El 21/01/11 11:16, Jeremy Nell escribió:
>>>> 1. I have an illustration with a few layers (lines and colours).
>>>> 2. I drag and drop, let's say, an image of a TV onto the illustration.
>>>> 3. I move the TV's layer down to below all the layers, so that it's at
>>>> the bottom and appears partly behind, say, a cabinet.
>>>> 4. I want to scale and rotate it so that it looks better (still behind
>>>> the cabinet). I click the Rotate tool.
>>>> 5. When I rotate the TV, it no longer appears behind all the other
>>>> layers (and, thus, behind the cabinet). It appears as if it were the
>>>> top most layer and, thus, in front of the cabinet.
>>>> Is there a way to make it NOT do that? This is because I physically
>>>> can't see behind it, so my rotating becomes guesswork; if my rotation is
>>>> wrong, then I undo and try again, which becomes a bit tedious.
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