Re: [Gimp-user] Photographic Text

On Wed, 2019-07-17 at 17:43 +0200, BEDROCK wrote:

Desire is to have the image base layer show through the text.

For translucent text, just change the opacity of the text layer (or
play with layer mode).

If you want the image beneath to appear *only* where the letters are,
then ...
take the base image and add a new layer and fill it with white (say).
And add the text layer, so you have
           text layer
           solid white layer
           base image layer

Then select the middle (solid) layer, and yuo can drag black from the
toolbox swatch onto it to make it black.

. Then went to Text Layer and selected "Alpha to Selection".
This places
the dotted lines around the text. However this is where I'm confused.

Next go to the solid black layer, invert the selection, and control-x
or delete or edit->cut (they're all the same, might be propellor-x on a

what this does is punch a hole through the black layer so the base
layer shows through...


your text layer is still there, covering u the hole. So, in the layers
dialogue, click on the eye next to the text layer to make it vanish.

Now, you can edit opacity on the middle layer if you want, or drag a
different colour to it, or whatever.

Liam (slave ankh)

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