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Mark's Quick Gimp Tip & Double Take

This month's GIMP tip is pretty obvious, but nonetheless, needs to be pointed out from time to time. My tip is simply this: when editing a photo/picture.artwork, make each edited element its own separated layer. Too often, new users start in GIMP and make the common mistake of placing all thie edits and changes on the same
layer. When I was first learninng to use graphics applications, I made this common mistake far too many times.) In my example below, you can see how I edit my feature :I Knew That!" Each element is its own layer. The artwork, question, answer, signature, etc. are each on its own layer. I can then move each layer independently without disturbing the other elements. I can also rearrange the layer order if I want to drop and element in front or behind another.


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