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Grokking The Gimp
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2.3 Layer Creation, Deletion, Duplication, and Organization

We now return to the functions contained in the Layers menu shown in Figure  2.5. The most basic layer operations are those of creation, deletion, duplication, and organization. These functions are controlled with the menu entries shown in Figures  2.5(b) and (c) but are more easily accessed using the button bar located at the bottom of the Layers dialog.

     
2.3.1 Creating New Layers

The first entry in the Layers menu is New Layer . Clicking on this function brings up a dialog that allows the user to name the new layer and choose its dimensions. The default dimensions are those of the existing image. Also, the user can choose whether the created layer is white, the foreground or background colors, or transparent. The foreground and background colors are those displayed in the Active Foreground Color and Active Background Color patches in the Toolbox window. The new layer is inserted just above the active layer, becoming immediately apparent in the Layers Palette. The New Layer function is also provided by the button in the button bar depicting the single sheet of paper.

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