Full Version: Newbie Tip: Crop layer to Content
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When I first began seriously exploring GIMP, I was dismayed, confused and frustrated to discover that small newly created objects that filled a small fraction of a layer were embedded in an entire layer, making it almost impossible to scale them. I finally noticed the CROP TO CONTENT option on the layer menu. So simple!

Watch tutorials. The time you invest watching them will be returned many times over by avoiding frustrating delays like I mention above.