PULLING MY HAIR OUT!

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    OK, so I don't have photoshop or anything at work, but I did d/l Gimp a while back. I HATE gimp. I can't figure anything out. It is a royal pain in the arse. I want to do a simple thing that I KNOW I can do in photoshop...but can't figure it out here (and the help topics won't work in Gimp for some reason)

    Ok...I'm working with this logo that a previous employer of my stepdads made. I would much rather just totally re-do it so it looks a lot nicer, but I don't know how, so...what I"m trying to do is select and move the 'home improvement' part, because it is not centered (and it drives me BATTY!), but for the life of me I cannot get it to move. I use the rectangular selection tool and make a rectangle around it, and then I use the 'move layer or selection' tool, and it moves the entire canvas instead of the selection. Can anyone help me?
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  2. ShutteredEye

    ShutteredEye TPF Noob!

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    Try making your selection and promoting it to its own layer. Then use your move tool.
     
  3. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    OK...and how would I do that?
     
  4. jeroen

    jeroen No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Select, cut and paste.
     
  5. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Dude! You totally rock! I had given up for the moment until someone responded, and now I'm trying (without a lot of luck) to totally recreate it without all the jagged edges. Grrrrr! I wish I was better at this stuff.
     
  6. jeroen

    jeroen No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Woops, you're using Gimp, I'm talking PS. Didn't read enough of your post. Don't know anything about the Gimp...

    My apologies.
     
  7. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    It worked though, so it's all good. If I had photoshop at work (I have it at home) I wouldn't have to be asking these questions. :)
     
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    jeroen No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ah, cool. Good luck :thumbup:
     
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    will turner TPF Noob!

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    Just do it on paint if your using windows
     
  10. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    hehehehe I love this guy ^^^^^.
     
  11. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    That uses bitmap, which gives it the jagged edge look that I'm trying to get rid of. Thanks though. :)
     

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