“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