[Gimp-user] change background in photo to grey scale

0. Make sure the Layers dockable dialog is visible:
     Windows/Dockable Dialogs/Layers
1. Duplicate the original layer: Layer/Duplicate Layer
2. Rename the duplicated layer Bkg (dbl click in layers dialog)
3. Move the duplicated layer below the original
4. Select the original layer
5. Add an alpha channel: Layer/Transparency/Add Alpha Channel
6. Convert your mask to a selection / select the background or
7. If your mask/selection is for the foreground, invert it:
8. Edit/Clear  This will make the background parts transparent

Your foreground is now in the top layer, and the background in the one
underneath labelled Bkg.

Thanks to you both. It's working.

PeterJWhite (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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