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Clarification.

There doesn't seem to be a basic tut (that I can find) that explains how to select and manage layers.

Selection is not obvious!

I found how to create new layers, and how to display the layer window.

None of the icons on the layer window allow selection of the layer.

Where is the current layer number displayed?

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Owen N

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The current active layer will be highlighted in the Layers window.

Clicking on a different layer in the Layers window will make it the active layer.

To bring image files in as layers:

Layers > Import from File...

(In the menu at the top)

Copying and pasting can also be used.

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-Sort of figured it.

1. create new layer.

2. turn off background to see the checker pattern.

3. open image file.

4 select all.

5 cut.

6 paste in to new layer.

6. deselect.

Any of these steps redundant?

Way to do this quicker?

If I do this again, it obliterates my previous image. How do I avoid this??

Ahah! This creates an entirely new stack, not just a layer.

How about:

1. create a new layer.

2. turn off other layers.

3. click on new layer in layer manager.

4. Import from file.

5. select all

6. cut.

7. select new layer.

8. paste.

9. deselect.

10. turn off new layer.

11. select new background.

12. delete layer.

- then carry on.

This looks better, but probably still redundant operations.

Any suggestions?

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Probably is unnecessarily complicated, but I don't know specifically

what you want to accomplish so I can't make a better suggestion.

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Is it that you'd like to bring a multi-layer .pdn file in as a single layer?

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If so, with the file that you want to add something to open,

open a new file, and import the file to be added, as layers.

Layers > Import From File...

then

Image > Flatten

Copy the flattened image.

Ctrl + C

Go back to the original file that you want to add to:

Edit > Paste in to New Layer

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http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/WorkingWithLayers.html

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Probably is unnecessarily complicated, but I don't know specifically

what you want to accomplish so I can't make a better suggestion.

-----------------------------

Is it that you'd like to bring a multi-layer .pdn file in as a single layer?

-----------------------------

If so, with the file that you want to add something to open,

open a new file, and import the file to be added, as layers.

Layers > Import From File...

then

Image > Flatten

Copy the flattened image.

Ctrl + C

Go back to the original file that you want to add to:

Edit > Paste in to New Layer

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http://www.getpaint....WithLayers.html

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Owen:

I just want to bring in a jpeg and insert it into a layer.

There must be a shorter method.

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Owen N

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Moved to GD & Q as this was incorrectly posted in the tutorial section.

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