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Scissors Tool Hughsie 20 Mar 23:32
  Scissors Tool rich404 21 Mar 09:49
   Scissors Tool rich404 21 Mar 09:55
   Scissors Tool Hughsie 21 Mar 16:11
2019-03-20 23:32:53 UTC (4 months ago)
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I am trying to remove the background from the picture of a brain. I've traced around it with the scissors tool, completed the circuit, and now I have the 'marching ants' outline where I've traced. I have no idea how to actually complete the process though.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

2019-03-21 09:49:42 UTC (4 months ago)
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I am trying to remove the background from the picture of a brain. I've traced around it with the scissors tool, completed the circuit, and now I have the 'marching ants' outline where I've traced. I have no idea how to actually complete the process though.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Intelligent scissors - never very intelligent.

However, first thing is, does the image have an alpha channel? Gimp menu Layer -> Transparency -> Add Alpha channel

If greyed out, it already has one. If not click that to add. Preferably this is done first but if you already have a selection, do it then.

A quick check on the scissors tool. This screenshot left-to-right: https://i.imgur.com/HT8bUPp.jpg

The cursor to join beginning to end - The control points joined - **Hit the enter key** to complete and get the 'crawling ants'

Now you need to invert the selection. Select -> Invert.

Now delete the selection, Edit -> Cut or Edit -> Delete both work. You should get an image with a chequer pattern which denotes transparency. https://i.imgur.com/HT8bUPp.jpg

Why is Intelligent scissors not wonderful. You will probably find 'edge' pixels remaining from the old background. https://i.imgur.com/yFWBJC7.jpg

Various ways to fix that. Shrink the original selection a pixel or two before inverting or Use a layer mask and edit out the border or go round with the eraser tool.

2019-03-21 09:55:21 UTC (4 months ago)
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Now delete the selection, Edit -> Cut or Edit -> Delete both work. You should get an image with a chequer pattern which denotes transparency.

Edit: Hate this mailing list format.

That second screenshot should should of course be

https://i.imgur.com/jlFXpDy.jpg

2019-03-21 16:11:11 UTC (4 months ago)
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Thanks for the help man, that worked great. :)