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You can do it this way without duplicating the phone layer: select the phone layer subtract the circle layer from the phone layer selection via ctrl+shift+click(win)/cmd+alt+click(mac) on the circle layer in the layer panel deselect the top part of the phone you want to be visible invert the selection create a layer mask on the phone layer
One can slice the graphic along its length and then make each subsequent section topmost. This allows the sections to overlap. For a shape like this maybe 4 sections is enough but if you want more self overlaps then do 10. same effect can be achieved with a pattern brush that is also comprised of sections: Image 1: Brush sliced up. You may want to expand ...
As far as I can see, it's not the alpha channel that is the problem. The real problem is simply that you have created a text layer which is larger than your current canvas size and GIMP will only show that part which is visible within the canvas. Just do Image > Fit Canvas to Layers to automatically re-size the canvas large enough to include your text ...
The same way you get any other character into the layer name: you type it. And, as with any other text, if you cannot literally type a certain character, you can always copy it from somewhere else and paste it into the name.
I often have to do this also. In your example, I would select all those charts because they have a clear bounding frame, and after selecting them go to OBJECT > SLICE > MAKE. This will make a series of sliced up cells for you to be able to export. Now use the SAVE FOR WEB feature to output your PNGs or JPGs. It helps if you align all your objects first ...
Easiest way is probably to first duplicate your file, so you're working with a copy. Next, in the new document, make sure all layers are unlocked, then Select All (Cmd-A or Ctrl-A). This will select everything in your document. Then, while holding down the CMD key (CTRL key on a PC), click on each of the items you want to keep (Everything relating to North ...
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