I am guessing that you mean when you finished going around the area you wanted
to remove, that you were unable to close the scissors loop? The scissors tool
can be quite fussy like that. You have to hit your starting point exactly.
But if that isn't the problem, then yes, like someone else said, just choose
The scissors tool really isn't the best way to remove a background. You might
look into the foreground select tool, or one of several other "rendering"
methods (removing a background is called "rendering", not to be confused with
the "rendering" done by 3D software, such as Blender). Some people use the
paths tool, some people use Quickmask, and some people (such as myself) use a
layer mask, you can even combine rendering methods. Start with the foreground
select tool to create a rough selection, which you then turn into a layer mask
and refine by painting on the mask.
There are tutorials for all these methods available in several places on the
--- On Mon, 1/31/11, ErnieD <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:
> From: ErnieD <for...@gimpusers.com>
> Subject: [Gimp-user] First time user
> To: gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU
> Cc: t...@gimpusers.com
> Date: Monday, January 31, 2011, 10:56 PM
> I am a first time user. The first problem
> that I encountered was after I outlined an image in order to
> remove the background around it, i could not disconnect from
> the outline tool (scissors). How do I do the disconnect?
> ErnieD (via gimpusers.com)
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