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If you want to keep the layer linked to your current document: Use Smart Objects. Right click your layer and click Convert to Smart Object. Double clicking the Smart Object layer will open the image in a new tab for you to edit and automatically update the layer in the original file. If you actually want to save it to a new document separate from the ...


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Method 1: Smart object Right-click the layer and choose 'Convert to smart object'. Now double click the layer and it will open in a new doc. Any edits you make and save will be visible in your original doc. Method 2: Duplicate Right-click the layer and choose 'Duplicate...'. In the dialogue box that appears choose 'New document'. Voila. PS: doing ...


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You can't find it because it doesn't exist. Your best bet is to record an Action and assign a keyboard shortcut to it.


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You could select a channel instead of a layer (that is usually a major problem actually). One functionality that creates a new channel, and move the focus to it is Select->Save to channel - it works regardless of an active selection existing or not. You can assign a shortcut to it (enable Dynamic keyboard shortcuts in preferences->interface, then ...


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Make a mask of the pen only (not shadow), and apply this mask to the ruled paper image. Set the ruled paper image layer above the pen+writing image layer. Set the ruled paper image layer blend mode to "darken." Basically, overlay the rule onto the image, not the other way around. To tweak, you can: make the ruled paper layer greyscale (desaturate); ...


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I'd make a separate layer. Take the picture of the shadow on white (remove the pen itself from this copied layer) and turn that in to a fairly high contrast monochrome image. Use that high contrast image as the layer mask for a new layer. Fill the layer mask with a decent shadow color and/or set it to a subtractive blending mode (multiply, burn, etc) This ...


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Since I can't find any native ability to unselect layers in GIMP, this is the (hacky) workaround, I have come up with, I thought I would post this as an answer in case it might be of use to others. I created a new layer called focus_holder, 1px in size (minimum GIMP would allow) and positioned it under the background. Then when I want to remove focus away ...



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