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do I have to add a layer mask, whenever I want a gradient effect to take shape of my selection and stay on that layer? No. As klewis has said, what you do need to do is to change tools before leaving the object you are editing. This can be a useful feature, though it is also an annoyance if you are editing many gradients on different objects. Being able to ...


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From this point, if I select none, the gradient no longer sits in my rectangle selection, but is applied to the entire image. In the Gimp 2.10 UI, the Blend tool and many others remain active because you can edit your settings while applying the tool (in the Blend tool, you can move the endpoints, and even adjust the gradient). So you changed the selection ...


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