[Gimp-user] Selection problems

Hi everyone,

I am a new user and this is my second day using GIMP. I am doing this 
(http://newbiedm.com/2008/11/22/newbiedm-tutorial-counters-tokens-or-pogs/) tutorial using GIMP in stead of 

The first day went slow because I usually don't use editing software like GIMP, but today I encountered some 
difficulties I can't seem to solve.

My problem:

After I created a curved path, I make a text and let it follow the curved path I just created. This goes 
well, but I want my text filled. To do this I try to select my text using the 'path to selection' option I 
get after right clicking the text-path in the toolbox. After I did this I get an outline of the text, but it 
isn't a moving kind of selection (with Moving I mean the moving outlines). The outline of the selection is 
static. Since I have the static outlines, i am unable to fill the text using the bucket feature (it gives a 
circle with a line through it).

I succeeded in filling the text-paths of two other images so I am wondering what I am doing wrong. I watched 
multiple tutorial video's on the making of a curved text and I am doing everything just fine. The only 
difference is that they have a moving outline and my outline is static. What could be the cause of this? If 
more information is needed, I'll gladly give it. I am using GIMP 2.8.2

Thanks for the help!


lost_shinigami (via gimpusers.com)

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