This is how I draw rectangles in GIMP:

  1. Select a foreground color.
  2. Select a rectangular area using the Rectangle Select Tool.
  3. Edit > Stroke Selection

Using this method, I drew two rectangles: a red rectangle, followed by a blue rectangle.


My problem: I changed my mind about the position of the rectangles. I now want to move, resize, and rotate my rectangles. I want to move the red rectangle somewhere else. Same thing for the blue rectangle.

I tried to use the Move Tool to move each rectangle, but that did not work; the Move Tool moved the entire drawing area.

My question is: how do I move, resize, and rotate the rectangles I have drawn, after I have drawn them?

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    If you didnt draw them on separate layers then start over its easier. Are you sure you dont want to use inkscape instead.
    – joojaa
    Aug 11 '20 at 16:22
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    You will need to put the rectangles on individual layers if you want to move them. That's how raster image editors like GIMP work. It's all about layers! Do a search on youtube for beginner tutorials - search for "GIMP layers tutorial".
    – Billy Kerr
    Aug 11 '20 at 17:24

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