Commit 81916ded authored by Sven Neumann's avatar Sven Neumann

More tips and nicer line wrap.

The last character of the tips (the final dot) was cut off. Fixed this.


--Sven
parent 475b0a56
Mon Apr 13 13:00:20 MEST 1998 Sven Neumann <sven@gimp.org>
* gimp_tips.txt: more tips and nicer line wrap
* app/tips_dialog.c: the last character (the final dot) was cut off
Mon Apr 13 02:12:21 PDT 1998 Manish Singh <yosh@gimp.org>
* app/xcf.c: fix a tiny bug in the xcf loader that would have
......
......@@ -233,7 +233,7 @@ read_tips_file (char *filename)
{
if (tip != NULL)
{
tip[strlen (tip) - 2] = '\000';
tip[strlen (tip) - 1] = '\000';
store_tip (tip);
tip = NULL;
}
......
......@@ -233,7 +233,7 @@ read_tips_file (char *filename)
{
if (tip != NULL)
{
tip[strlen (tip) - 2] = '\000';
tip[strlen (tip) - 1] = '\000';
store_tip (tip);
tip = NULL;
}
......
......@@ -233,7 +233,7 @@ read_tips_file (char *filename)
{
if (tip != NULL)
{
tip[strlen (tip) - 2] = '\000';
tip[strlen (tip) - 1] = '\000';
store_tip (tip);
tip = NULL;
}
......
......@@ -13,7 +13,8 @@
# - Tips should be concise: 3 lines or less.
#
# Tips in this file have been contributed by Zachary Beane, Mo Oishi,
# Raphael Quinet, Sven Neumann and other people on the gimp mailing lists.
# Raphael Quinet, Sven Neumann and other people on the gimp mailing
# lists.
# --------------------------------------------------------------------
# The first tip should be a welcome message, because this is the
......@@ -22,51 +23,53 @@
# FIXME: re-write this welcome message:
Welcome to the GIMP !
Nearly all image operations are performed by right-clicking
on the image. And don't worry, you can undo most mistakes...
Welcome to the GIMP !
Nearly all image operations are performed by right-clicking
on the image. And don't worry, you can undo most mistakes...
# Tips for beginners start here
#
The GIMP uses layers to let you organize your image. Think of them
The GIMP uses layers to let you organize your image. Think of them
as a stack of slides or filters, such that looking through them you
see a composite of their contents.
You can perform many layer operations by right-clicking on the text
label of a layer in the Layers dialog box (Dialogs->Layers & Channels).
label of a layer in the Layers dialog (Dialogs->Layers & Channels).
When trying to save files as GIF, XPM, or any other indexed color
format, you need to convert the image to indexed using the Image menu.
When trying to save files as GIF, XPM, or any other indexed
color format, you need to convert the image to indexed using
the Image menu.
You can get the Tool Options menu to open by double-clicking any
button in the toolbar.
You can get the Tool Options menu to open by double-clicking
any button in the toolbar.
You can change the name of a layer by double-clicking on its name in
the Layers dialog box.
You can change the name of a layer by double-clicking
on its name in the Layers dialog box.
The layer named "Background" is special. You can't add transparency
or a layer mask to it. To add transparency, you must first
"add alpha" to the layer by right-clicking in the layers dialog
and selecting "Add Alpha Channel".
The layer named "Background" is special. You can't add
transparency or a layer mask to it. To add transparency, you
must first "add alpha" to the layer by right-clicking in the
layers dialog and selecting "Add Alpha Channel".
When using a drawing tool (Paintbrush, Airbrush, or Pencil), Shift-click
will draw a straight line from your last drawing point to your current
cursor position.
When using a drawing tool (Paintbrush, Airbrush, or Pencil),
Shift-click will draw a straight line from your last drawing
point to your current cursor position.
Most plug-ins work on the current layer of the current image. In some
cases, you will have to merge all layers (Layers->Flatten Image) if
you want the plug-in to work on the whole image.
Most plug-ins work on the current layer of the current image. In
some cases, you will have to merge all layers (Layers->Flatten Image)
if you want the plug-in to work on the whole image.
Most file-formats can't handle layers and for that reason only the active
layer is saved. Use XCF, the GIMP's native file format to keep layers,
channels and guides when saving.
Most file-formats can't handle layers and for that reason only
the active layer is saved. Use XCF, the GIMP's native file format
to keep layers, channels and guides when saving.
# Tips for intermediate users start here
#
The file selection dialog box has command-line completion with Tab,
just like the shell. Type part of a filename, hit tab, and voila!
The file selection dialog box has command-line completion with
Tab, just like the shell. Type part of a filename, hit tab, and voila!
It's completed.
You can reassign shortcut keys on any menu by bringing up the menu,
......@@ -74,39 +77,43 @@ selecting a menu item, and pressing the new shortcut key combination.
This is dynamic and is saved when you exit GIMP.
All the old channel operations have been replaced with the more
powerful and flexible Layer and Layer Mode operations. They may take
getting used to, but they are simply a better way to operate.
powerful and flexible Layer and Layer Mode operations. They may
take getting used to, but they are simply a better way to operate.
You can use the middle mouse button to pan around the image, if it's
larger than its display window.
You can use the middle mouse button to pan around
the image, if it's larger than its display window.
Click and drag on a ruler to place a Guide on an image. All dragged
selections will snap to the guides. You can remove guides by dragging
them off the image with the Move tool.
Click and drag on a ruler to place a Guide on an image. All
dragged selections will snap to the guides. You can remove
guides by dragging them off the image with the Move tool.
GIMP supports gzip compression on the fly. Just add .gz (or .bz2,
if you habe bzip2 installed) to the filename and your image will be
saved compressed. Of course loading compressed images works too.
# Tips for advanced users start here
#
You can adjust the selection range for fuzzy select by clicking and
dragging left and right.
You can adjust the selection range for fuzzy select
by clicking and dragging left and right.
Shift-click on the eye icon in the Layers dialog to hide all layers
but that one. Shift-click again to show all layers.
Shift-click on the eye icon in the Layers dialog to hide all
layers but that one. Shift-click again to show all layers.
Ctrl-click on the layer mask's preview in the Layers dialog toggles
the effect of the layer mask.
Ctrl-click on the layer mask's preview in the Layers dialog
toggles the effect of the layer mask.
Alt-click on the layer mask's preview in the Layers dialog toggles
viewing the mask directly.
Alt-click on the layer mask's preview in the Layers dialog
toggles viewing the mask directly.
You can use Alt-Tab to cycle through all layers in an image (if your
window manager doesn't trap those keys...).
You can use Alt-Tab to cycle through all layers in an image
(if your window manager doesn't trap those keys...).
Shift-click with the Bucket Fill tool to have it use the background
color instead of the foreground color.
Shift-click with the Bucket Fill tool to have it use
the background color instead of the foreground color.
Control-drag with the Transform tool in rotation mode will constrain
the rotation to 15 degree angles.
Control-drag with the Transform tool in rotation mode
will constrain the rotation to 15 degree angles.
You can adjust and re-place a selection by using Alt-drag.
......@@ -114,16 +121,15 @@ Selections can be constrained using the Control and Shift keys.
If your fonts turn out blocky, that's because they're not scalable
fonts. Most X servers support scalable Type 1 Postscript fonts.
Download them and install them.
Download and install them.
When installing a new version, be sure to delete your ~/.gimp
directory first.
When installing a new version, be sure to
delete your ~/.gimp directory first.
To create a perfect circle, hold shift while doing an ellipse select.
To place a circle precisely, drag horizontal and vertical guides
tangent to the circle you want to select, place your cursor at the
interesection of the guides, and the resulting selection will just
touch the guides.
To create a perfect circle, hold shift while doing an ellipse select. To
place a circle precisely, drag horizontal and vertical guides tangent to
the circle you want to select, place your cursor at the interesection
of the guides, and the resulting selection will just touch the guides.
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