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Painting transparent layer

Painting transparent layer

Painting transparent layer

(OP)
How do I paint a transparent layer in Gimp 2.2.8?

I have tried both ticking and unticking "Keep transparency" in the layers dialog, as well as trying to paint both selected and unselected areas. Nothing works.

RE: Painting transparent layer

What do you mean? Do you want to paint ON a transparent layer? Or do you want to "paint" transparency onto an opaque layer? Or do you want to paint transparent (i.e. translucent) color onto a transparent layer? Or what?

Tracy Dryden

Meddle not in the affairs of dragons,
For you are crunchy, and good with mustard.

RE: Painting transparent layer

(OP)
I want to paint ON a transparent layer. So, I add a transparent layer to an image, make sure the new layer is active and visible, select a colour and bucket fill, then apply the bucket fill. Nothing happens.

This is running Gimp in Windows 2000. I have since installed the program in Windows XP, where I have no such problems. I can only assume that there is a problem with my Windows 2000 installation.

RE: Painting transparent layer

Click Edit->Fill with FG Color



(very injured) Trojan.

RE: Painting transparent layer

I've run into that problem too. I can't remember what I finally did, but if I run into the problem again I'll take note of it.

Tracy Dryden

Meddle not in the affairs of dragons,
For you are crunchy, and good with mustard.

RE: Painting transparent layer

Have you tried my suggestion?


(slowly healing) Trojan.

RE: Painting transparent layer

(OP)
I've just gone back to The Gimp in Windows 2000 after using it in XP, and now everything is working fine. I don't know whether the program is being erratic or if it is something I was doing. (I'm a Gimp newbie).

If it happens again I'll give your suggestion a try, TrojanWarBlade. Thanks to you and TSDragon for your replies.

RE: Painting transparent layer

No problem,
Just don't eat too much mustard!  


(slowly healing) Trojan.

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