[Gimp-user] Having trouble changing background color on my canvas?

This is the problem when you pick up an old how-to dated "Text and
images Copyright (C) 2002"

Using Gimp 2.8.x (what is 2.18 ?)

1. Mentioned later in the tutorial but first check that the image is
in RGB mode. Use menu Image -> Mode -> RGB

2. The menu to use is now Colours -> Colour to Alpha (step 1) and the
default is white so you should not need to colour pick the background
colour (step 2 and step 3)

3. Apply and that, it will set an alpha channel and all white becomes
transparent (step 4). Note that there might be parts of the image that
you want to remain white.

4. Make a new layer, fill with new background colour, move down (as
step 5)

rich: www.gimp-forum.net

Thanks, Rich.  Ok, I got to step 5 about creating the new layer, but I'm having
trouble with the step "(have Foreground set to Red when you do this)".  My new
layer dialog doesn't look like the one in the tutorial (attached).  I can't see
where I select a color in that dialog.

Btw, my bad on the version.  Its 2.8.18.

* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/834/original/Screen_Shot_2018-03-06_at_2.09.22_PM.png

laredotornado (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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