The Move Tool Options

The three Move buttons allow you to choose which entity the Move Tool should affect: Layer, Selection, or Path.

If you want to move a guide, select the Pick a layer or guide option.

The Move the active layer option allows you to move the layer defined as active in the Layers dialog.

If you select a layer (or image object) in the Layers dialog and then click the Move tool on this object (or layer), you should be able to move the object freely while holding the left mouse button down, releasing it after you've positioned it where you want it.

You can also use the cursor or arrow keys on your keyboard to move an element with pixel-size accuracy. Each time you press one of the four arrow keys, the element will move in the direction of the arrow by exactly 1 pixel. To move 10 pixels at a time, hold the Shift key down while pressing an arrow key. Note that you have to set the image window active by clicking on it when you want to position an image object with help of the arrow keys.

That was a simple exercise. The next step, creating a color gradient, is more complex. Let's take a brief look at the steps involved.

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