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Copying selected pixels/image and paste in the same layer???

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  1. BlendingBGE

    BlendingBGE New Member

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    Hello everyone! I am using Gimp for a while,all is just fine,great Program...but how can I Copy selected pixels/image and paste in the same layer???I don't want to make a new layer each time!
    This feature is available in PS(alt+ctrl),but I can't figure it out in Gimp!

    Thanks!
     
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    Re: Copying selected pixels/image and paste in the same laye

    Simply make your selection of what you wanna copy, and press Ctrl+V to paste it, you can then click outside whatever's being pasted or just go to Layer/Anchor Layer (Ctrl+H) and it'll be pasted in the layer you've decided to paste it into.
     
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    Re: Copying selected pixels/image and paste in the same laye

    Mike pretty much said it... 8)
     
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    Re: Copying selected pixels/image and paste in the same laye

    Thanks! It works.
     
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    Re: Copying selected pixels/image and paste in the same laye

    You are not limited to just the open image either.You can paste from any selection from any other open image.Provided it has been opened (File/Open), in Gimp.Also any image you copy becomes a usable brush immediately from the clip-board.Just thought i would add that. :)
    You also have the option of saving any selection as a new brush, pattern, or layer.
    Edit/Copy then /Edit/Paste as new -- - -
    Gimp-2.7.1, 2, and 3 versions have a great open image preview system (tabbed) this works great with.
    The 2.7 versions are test versions though and not considered stable.Gimp-2.6.11 is the latest stable version but doesn't have layer groups, or tabbed open images options.

    I know this went a little off subject but you have so many more options with selections i could go on and on.
    And you said you were new in Gimp so i figured i would give you a small heads up on it's capabilities.
     

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