Re: [Gimp-developer] Create New Layer Button

On 04/03/2015 03:36 PM, C R wrote:
Not to be a pain, but if you have a selection already (that you want to
keep), clicking and dragging a colour fills the selection, which is not
the same as making a new layer with foreground/background, or white. If
I'm outvoted on the issue though, I will simply change my workflow. The
hotkeys for fill with fg and bg are useful. Also don't forget the "x"
key, which swaps foreground and background colours (I use this a lot
when painting masks). The "d" key changes the fg and bg colours to black
and white (d for default) as well. This is the same in Photoshop.

On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 5:47 PM, Elle Stone
<ellestone ninedegreesbelow com <mailto:ellestone ninedegreesbelow com>>

    As long as shift-click and dragging a color to the new layer keeps
    on working, changing the new layer dialog doesn't present any
    problem that I can see.

    In case anyone else doesn't already know this, if you have a
    selection made, dragging the color to the layer fills the selection.
    It's a very convenient shortcut.

The very convenient shortcut that I meant was dragging the color to the layer.

Earlier in this message I think someone mentioned that their workflow involved making a selection and only filling that selection with a color, which is why I mentioned that if you already have a selection made, the dragged color will fill the selection.

In my own workflow, I don't fill selections with colors. Instead I use a mask to mask off the area that I want to be affected by the layer color.

Thanks! for the tip about using "x" for swapping the foreground and background color. That's a lot more convenient than moving the mouse to click the swap foreground/background button.


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