Create Quick Mask in GIMP

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Steps

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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use
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    You can refer to our other tutorials to find out exactly how to do that.
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    First, click a selection tool, either the rectangle or ellipse
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    Select the area you want to work with on your image
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    Once selected, a moving dotted outline will appear around the area.
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    If "Toolbox" is on the left side, blocking the main window, then click the "Toolbox" window border and drag to move it out of the way
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    In the bottom-left corner of the main window, click a very small dotted square
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    It is the "Toggle Quick Mask on/off" button. It is next to the arrow that lets you move the canvas to the left. A red border will appear around the area that you have selected. The red border will not be manipulated when you apply changes to the image.
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    For example, click "Effects"
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    Move the cursor to "Distorts" and click "Waves..." Then, click "OK". The effect will be applied to the white area. There are other VisiHow videos with filters.
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