3.11. Paste as

This command pastes the clipboard contents. Of course, you must use the Copy command before, so that you have something in the clipboard. Else you will be prompted a warning:

or, if there is something you have forgotten, it will be pasted! There is no way to empty the clipboard.

This command leads to the sub-menu:

Figure 15.17. The Paste as sub-menu

The Paste as sub-menu

3.11.1. Paste as New Image

The Paste As New Image command creates a new image and pastes the image data from the Clipboard into it. If the data is not rectangular or square in shape, any regions outside the selection are left transparent (an alpha channel is automatically created). Of course, you have to copy your selection before you use this command, so that you get an image with the same dimensions as the selection.

This command has the same action as the FileCreateFrom Clipboard command.

3.11.1.1. Activate the Command
  • You can access this command from the image menubar through EditPaste asNew Image.

3.11.2. Paste as New Layer

The Paste As New Layer command creates a new layer in the active image and pastes the image data from the Clipboard into it. If the data are not rectangular or square in shape, any regions that do not extend to the edge of the canvas are left transparent (an Alpha channel is automatically created). Of course, you have to Copy your selection before you use this command.

3.11.2.1. Activate the Command
  • You can access this command from the image menubar through EditPaste asNew Layer.

3.11.3. Paste as New Brush

This command opens a dialog window which lets you name the new brush. The brush appears in the Brushes dialog.

3.11.3.1. Options

Figure 15.18. The New Brushdialog

The New Brushdialog

Brush name

Brush name is the name as it will be in the Brushes Dialog.

File name

The new brush is saved as File name (with extension .gbr) in your personal brushes folder.

Spacing

Spacing: When the brush draws a line, it actually stamps the brush icon repeatedly. If brush stamps are very close, you get the impression of a solid line.

3.11.3.2. Activate the Command
  • You can access this command from the image menubar through EditPaste as New Brush.

3.11.4. Paste as New Pattern

This command opens a dialog window which allows you to name your new pattern. The pattern appears in the Patterns dialog.

3.11.4.1. Options

Figure 15.19. The New Patterndialog

The New Patterndialog

Pattern name

Pattern name is the name as it will be in the Pattern Dialog.

File name

The new pattern is saved as File name (with extension .pat) in your personal patterns folder.

3.11.4.2. Activate the Command
  • You can access this command from the image menubar through EditPaste as New Pattern.