maddog writes "One of the main keys to doing graphics with GIMP is the use of layers. By using layers you can control every aspect of your image. Each picture is actually a combination of several pictures. This is called a composite image. Each layer should be a different component that you can manipulate at will. If you want to change some part of the background or nudge that big cool sci-fi looking orb a little to the left you can do so by selecting the appropriate layer.
February 26, 2001