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Old 04-02-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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the gimp - moving layers

maybe this is a question too easy - didn't find the answer with a quick google - but how do i move layers in gimp? especially newly written text? i was never able to move text (that sucks) but if i jump on alt, ctrl and space like a moron, eventually a cross appears which lets me move a layer... but i do not see a system behind that...

i frequently used corel photoshop before, downloaded the free version 9 for linux, too, but after installing it simply won't work.


edit: those basic things like drawing squares appears to be hidden, too. i just read how to draw a line but forgot it again. why isn't there a tool for that...?

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Old 04-02-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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This will provide the answers you need.
Old 04-02-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
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First, bring up the layers "toolbar" by hitting Control-L (thats a lower case L). Then you can add a new layer if you need to. Second, select the layer you want to move in the layers toolbar. Third, choose the"Move Layers and Selections" on the main toolbar (it is a little crossroads looking things with arrows pointing in all 4 directions. Now you should be able to simply click and drag the layer you chose.
Good luck.


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