[Gimp-user] Scissors Tool

I am trying to remove the background from the picture of a brain. I've
traced around it with the scissors tool, completed the circuit, and
now I have the 'marching ants' outline where I've traced. I have no
idea how to actually complete the process though.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Intelligent scissors - never very intelligent. 

However, first thing is, does the image have an alpha channel? Gimp menu Layer
-> Transparency -> Add Alpha channel

If greyed out, it already has one. If not click that to add. Preferably this is
done first but if you already have a selection, do it then.

A quick check on the scissors tool. This screenshot left-to-right:

The cursor to join beginning to end - The control points joined - **Hit the
enter key** to complete and get the 'crawling ants'

Now you need to invert the selection. Select -> Invert.

Now delete the selection, Edit -> Cut or Edit -> Delete both work. You should
get an image with a chequer pattern which denotes transparency.

Why is Intelligent scissors not wonderful. You will probably find 'edge' pixels
remaining from the old background. https://i.imgur.com/yFWBJC7.jpg

Various ways to fix that. Shrink the original selection a pixel or two before
inverting or Use a layer mask and edit out the border or go round with the
eraser tool.

rich404 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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