Problem to GIMP (and MS paint)

Hi,
I need the way to select one area and insert color inside, while the background details are still shown, to the picture, in GIMP.

Or is it not achievable to this, in MS paint?
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HuaMin ChenProblem resolverAsked:
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Andrew LeniartFreelance JournalistCommented:
HuaMin,

Other experts will likely be able to advise you better, but if this is similar to what you wanted to do in your other question, I think what you need to do is use a Transparent color to fill with. I found a good example on Stack Exchange that describes the process.

https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/36520/how-to-make-a-color-transparent-in-gimp

If that doesn't help, post a screenshot explaining exactly what you want to achieve and either I or another expert will try to give you step by step instructions to how it's done.

Hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
HuaMin ChenProblem resolverAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I cannot choose "Color to Alpha" below
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Jim RiddlesPrepress/OMS SpecialistCommented:
I would create a new layer with a Layer Fill Type of Transparency.  Once you do that, select the area that you would like to apply your color fill to.  Select your color and then select the Bucket tool.  Once you select the Bucket tool, look in your Tool options and change the Opacity to whatever setting you like.  Then fill the area you had previously selected, and you should get what you want.

Alternatively, you can change the opacity for the entire layer by selecting the layer and setting the Opacity to whatever you like.
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HuaMin ChenProblem resolverAuthor Commented:
Can you please show the full details step by step?
Jim RiddlesPrepress/OMS SpecialistCommented:
Here is a screen recording showing how to do it the first way.
GIMP-Transparent-Layer-Tutorial.mp4

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HuaMin ChenProblem resolverAuthor Commented:
The version being used in above, seems to be different from my current one.

I've followed the steps and can't achieve the result. Is the highlighted icon below the 3rd icon selected to the above video?
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
The version being used in above, seems to be different from my current one.
Jim Riddles is using the version for Unix...

However the problem is that you did not select the correct tool - Bucket fill is what you need to choose (to the right of the Text tool - letter A), not the Rotate toolBucket
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