Gimp text

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Gimp text

How do I get it to let me journal! The text box opens, but nothing appears, I went to their help tab, but I still can't get it to work. Please Help!

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Joined: 03/22/07
Posts: 3629

I don't use GIMP, but text layers drive me crazy sometimes.

Here's how I do it in PSE (probably all crazy, but works for me!):

  • Find a kind of empty space on your layout and click there (after you have selected the text option)
  • Begin typing
  • As long as you didn't click where you have an element or a paper, you should be able to see the text.

If you can't see your text it may be that it is behind another layer. If this happens, I:

  • Look over to where all of my layers are displayed (for me at the bottom right)
  • Your papers/elements will have a file name, but your text layer will just be named whatever you were typing.
  • You will need to "bring text to front"

But sometimes you can't get to the text unless you move the paper/element that is in front of it. Which means you may have to change back to the hand tool to be able to "grab" those things to move them.

Also, I can't bring my text to the front until I am out of text mode.

Well, no idea if that made sense, but hope it helps!

Can't wait to see what you come up with. Smile

Joined: 03/08/06
Posts: 183

See new post, I got it too work, the font size was in (insert not nice word here) pixels instead of point, so I couldn't see it! But I figured it out!

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Joined: 02/26/07
Posts: 4125

Glad you got it figured out!

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