Annoying GIMP issue (fill bucket with a circle-slash icon on the cursor)
I am trying to bucket fill a layer, but I get this crazy cursor I cant get rid of. I think its because I have something selected. I tired Select All, Select None, but the cursor does not change.
I cant get a hold of that image, screen dump does not get that cursor. Its a small circle with a line across the diameter 45 degrees.
Edit : That cursor is called "circle-slash" icon. It comes when I select a part of the image and try to fill a different part of the image. I either need to select things correctly or I need to edit my selection for painting.
Edit Again :
Here's the answer you're most likely looking for:
Scenario: say in GIMP you have a logo image, you increase the Canvas, center the logo inside the enlarged canvas, and you want to fill the extra canvas with an eye-dropper color. However, the paint bucket shows a black circle with line through it indicating no-can-do.
Do this: from menu, select "Layer", then "New from visible". Now you can paint bucket fill.