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Frustrating path tool behaviour rogerhase 20 Feb 19:47
  Frustrating path tool behaviour rich404 21 Feb 08:39
  Frustrating path tool behaviour Ofnuts 21 Feb 21:46
2018-02-20 19:47:05 UTC (4 months ago)
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Frustrating path tool behaviour

Hello!

New user here. I am trying to remove a background using the path tool. So I am following a video that shows how to use the tool. What I do is to select the path tool and drawi carefully the inner part of the drawing but halfway doing so, when I have marked about 150 points it randomly changes to another tool and I lose all the points that I have marked till then. Undoing with the cmd-Z does nothing. This is really frustrating as I carefully do it without touching any other key?. What am I doing wrong? Thank you

2018-02-21 08:39:12 UTC (4 months ago)
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Frustrating path tool behaviour

Hello!

New user here. I am trying to remove a background using the path tool. So I am following a video that shows how to use the tool. What I do is to select the path tool and drawi carefully the inner part of the drawing but halfway doing so, when I have marked about 150 points it randomly changes to another tool and I lose all the points that I have marked till then. Undoing with the cmd-Z does nothing. This is really frustrating as I carefully do it without touching any other key?. What am I doing wrong?
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What platform and version of Gimp and any other information?

Apart from maybe an OSX bug, the only possibility for either linux or Windows is use with a graphics tablet.

Normal Gimp procedure is a different tool for tablet and mouse. Using a mouse/tablet switches tools.

Did you check that the path has actually gone for good. Changing tool here in linux leaves the path but it is not visible. Making visible in the paths dialogue, reselecting the path tool and it is possible to continue.

rich: www.gimp-forum.net

Ofnuts
2018-02-21 21:46:09 UTC (4 months ago)

Frustrating path tool behaviour

On 02/20/18 20:47, rogerhase wrote:

Hello!

New user here. I am trying to remove a background using the path tool. So I am following a video that shows how to use the tool. What I do is to select the path tool and drawi carefully the inner part of the drawing but halfway doing so, when I have marked about 150 points it randomly changes to another tool and I lose all the points that I have marked till then. Undoing with the cmd-Z does nothing. This is really frustrating as I carefully do it without touching any other key?. What am I doing wrong? Thank you

You don't lose anything... Open the Path dialog (Windows>Dockable dialog>Paths) and you'll find your path. Make it visible (same eye icon as you have on layers), select the Path tool again, and click on the path in the canvas to restart the edition.