I'm trying to create a collage with 3 photos in GIMP, and I want to be able to reposition the images within each frame, not just crop them to fit the frames. Here is a sketch of what I want it to look like:
In short, I want to be able to move each photo independently within each frame (black box) without them showing on the other frames. Here's what I've tried so far (and what problems I ran into):
- Create background, add layer mask from selection, import photo as a new layer below (possible to move photo inside frame, but multiple photos/layer groups block each other when added with the same background - only one layer group shown at a time)
- Create transparent layer, fill selection with foreground color to create a frame, import photo as a new layer above, add layer mask from selection (allows multiple photos to be shown on the canvas, but the layer mask inhibits repositioning by cropping the photo to selection)
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm using GIMP 2.8.10 on Windows.