I am completely new to Graphic Design and I am using Gimp.
As you can imagine, the first few steps are a hate-love relationship kinda thing.
I found that the selection tool is at the core of the things I am currently fiddling around with. Sadly, every time I selected something, the next step would not come easily because the selection just won't go away. I googled a bit and I stumbled across this really really great Gimp Unstuck FAQ. Turns out, (on Windows) you have to press
Shift+Ctrl+A to cancel selection.
Is there any historical reason as to why the
Esc key is not used for this, like it is in most other apps and games?