>I inserted an image into GIMP as a layer.
>Now it has this dotted line around it to indicate where the borders of
>the original image is.
>If I move the shape (the blue UNEWS logo) outside of this dotted line,
>it is cut off from the dotted line (see below).
>How can I move the image around without having this happen?
>Thanks so much - I feel like an idiot but need to get this done
>quickly, and cannot find anything via Google etc.
The problem is the method. Probably used to using some other application, but
full marks for using a Gimp xcf and layers. A bit of a guess without the actual
Several ways to do this but it is worthwhile demonstrating why the cut-off.
1. This is your image reproduced. The yellow dotted line is the **layer**
boundary. Anything inside the boundary is visible. screenshot:
2. It looks like you tried a cut-and-paste then move the pasted section. Moving
outside the layer boundary cuts it off. http://i.imgur.com/XgKW8jU.jpg look at
the layers dialog. Do you have a 'floating' layer?
3. What you need to do is just move the layer. You need to use the **move** tool
and click on a solid part of the layer, otherwise the move tool seeks the next
solid part, otherwise just enable **move the active layer**.
http://i.imgur.com/BWvMSII.jpg Click in the canvas and drag.
There can be good reasons for keeping the small layer size but if you want to
use cut-and-paste, resize the layer to canvas size first.