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More GIMP Tricks for Doctoring Images (part 2)

Nov 12, 2010, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Akkana Peck)

"In a previous article, I wrote about some basic tricks for cutting objects out of your photos. But you can get a lot more flexibility and control by adding a few advanced techniques.

"Suppose you've spent a lot of time carefully selecting a figure in a photo (Figure 1).

"You use the Quickmask to paint carefully over those thin legs and antennae. And then you start wondering -- would it look better to include the flower when I paste it onto my stationary? How do you find out?

"Saving your selection

"The first goal is save your selection so you don't lose it: Select->Save to channel. Once it's saved, you can see it in the Channels dialog, Windows->Dockable Dialogs->Channels (Figure 2)."

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