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angle/ratio of selected area // improvement of lasso // LAYER problem


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Hey guys,

currently I'm working on a picture that consists of many other pictures and their layers. Now, if I want to cut edges of pictures with the same angle, it would be great to see the angle in the lasso mode. Sometimes this can also be handy when selecting rects.

Can you implement this or is it already possible?

edit: How can I move more than 1 layer at the same time?

edit: When saving/reopeneing the project, the pictures in the layers loose their original pixels, so I cannot resize them to their original width/height wihtout losing quality. What can I do about that? I.e. I think a picture needs to be bigger I have to delete it and reimport it??

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To cut the edge off (at an angle) for multiple layers:

1. Create a new layer pdn35icons.MenuLayersAddNewLayerIcon.png

2. Fill in the area that you wish to leave behind with an arbitrary color - leaving the cut off area transparent

3. Activate the Magic Wand tool pdn35icons.MagicWandToolIcon.png

4. Click on the transparent area (to select it) and press Ctrl + C to copy it to the clipboard.

5. Click on each layer in turn and press Ctrl + V to paste the transparent selection to the layer. Repeat this for all layers.

RE: Moving multiple layers simultaneously:

You can't. What you can do is use the Pannelling Plugin to make the 'move' and then repeat the effect (Ctrl + F) after selecting another layer. Repeat for all layers you need to move.

RE: Losing pixels.

When importing an image you can only move it around until you commit it to the layer. Once the image is committed to the layer, its size is fixed (cropped to the layer). This is not something that is done when saving/reopening.

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To cut the edge off (at an angle) for multiple layers:

1. Create a new layer pdn35icons.MenuLayersAddNewLayerIcon.png

2. Fill in the area that you wish to leave behind with an arbitrary color - leaving the cut off area transparent

3. Activate the Magic Wand tool pdn35icons.MagicWandToolIcon.png

4. Click on the transparent area (to select it) and press Ctrl + C to copy it to the clipboard.

5. Click on each layer in turn and press Ctrl + V to paste the transparent selection to the layer. Repeat this for all layers.

RE: Moving multiple layers simultaneously:

You can't. What you can do is use the Pannelling Plugin to make the 'move' and then repeat the effect (Ctrl + F) after selecting another layer. Repeat for all layers you need to move.

RE: Losing pixels.

When importing an image you can only move it around until you commit it to the layer. Once the image is committed to the layer, its size is fixed (cropped to the layer). This is not something that is done when saving/reopening.

Thank you, that helped me and clarified some things.

Based on Losing pixels: If we have layers, why can't we save picture 'objects' in them? Wouldn't this be a huge plus?

If you need a tool to measure an angle, use the Line/Curve tool. It'll print the angle in the status bar.

Saw that, but it is not convenient to use. Would be nicer to have it on the lasso tool.

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Well what you really want is a direct measuring/ruler tool, right? You're just trying to measure stuff between two points? I've had some requests for that before. The lasso would be something of a hack, and not really the appropriate place to put this.

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Use the rectangle select tool to create a selection, then use the "move selection" tool (:MoveSelectionTool:) to rotate it (right click and drag). The angle should appear in the status bar at the bottom.

 

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