[CentOS] Extreme frustration with GIMP

Fri Jul 7 16:42:01 UTC 2017
Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net>

I am not a graphics person. Also can't afford to hire one.

Trying to follow instructions at 

I use the "intelligent scissors" just like they say, spend quite a bit 
of effort doing so.

Then click the foreground select tool - just like they say - and 
suddenly everything I did with the intelligent tool is undone.


Does anyone know of an actual GIMP tutorial for removing background that 
doesn't cause me to throw a damn brick through my monitor?

Photoshop makes it easy, but clearly GIMP developers have a completely 
different philosophy on how a graphics tool should work and I can't 
figure out what their philosophy is.