Using the Scissor Tool
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Category: GIMP/Getting Started
Submitted on: 2008-04-03 00:29:22
Submitted By: Devesh Khanna
Description:The scissor tool (selects shapes from images) can be a confusing tool at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's great for extracting objects from your photos.
Step 1: Open your image
Go ahead and open up the image you want to try this on. I'm going to use this image:
Step 2: Start clicking
Select the Scissor tool (Shortcut: i). Next, click on the edge of your shape.
Then keep clicking at regular intervals on the edge, making your way around the perimeter of your shape. More detail...