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I'm using GIMP, and I have a smaller image in the second, above layer. I don't see a way / "Mode" that allows me to use this image to "cut a hole" in the image in the lower layer (matching the shape of the image above).

How do I do this? Thanks.

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If the image above is on transparent background:

  • with the top layer active: Layer>Transparency>Alpha to selection (this create a selection which is the exact shape of the opaque bits of the top layer)
  • with the bottom layer active: Edit>Clear (make sure the layer has an alpha channel if you want the removed part to be transparent)

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