Open an Existing Document in the GIMP App

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    To begin, you should have GIMP open.
    We have shown you how to do that in our other tutorials.
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    If you have "Toolbox" that is blocking the background, click and drag away "Toolbox" by the window border.
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    Next, click "File" in the top left-hand corner.
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    Then, click "Open" or press "Ctrl+O" on the keyboard.
    A large dialogue box will appear where you can manually search, see recently opened documents, and browse images and documents on the desktop.
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    After that, find and select the image you want to use.
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    Then, click "Open" or press "Enter" on the keyboard to open the document.
    Standard image files are easy to open, whereas Photoshop and Illustrator files may cause some difficulties when opening. Then, proceed as normal.
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