I'm gonna try to see if I can do this. I really want to. I downloaded Gimp again and I selected a pic from my Photobucket. I was just gonna put some test on the pic and toss it up on TD to show you all that I am serious about trying.
I didn't quite get the hang of using text I ran outta space for what I was typing and then couldn't erase it or remove it. I just need to experiment and use the tools...get acquainted with them...and biggest thing for me now is figure out what tools to use and where that are!!
I have a few days vacation days coming up and I'll try and get something done.
When you are putting TEXT on an image I follow these steps.
1- Add a New Layer
2- Pick a color on the pallet you would like your text to appear in on left pallet
3- Choose a Font Style on left pallet
4- place the text box on the image
5- type in text
5a- When text does not fit you can change the size of the text box, or
5b- on left pallet next to Font Style you can adjust the size of the text smaller and larger.
6- at this point you can drag the text box around the image
7- Merge text layer down. In step 1 you Added a New Layer so now your text is merged with your top layer floating over your image layer. Like Tim said you can go back and manipulate or delete this layer at anytime UNTIL you merge on to the image.
Another option in step 5 I have used is once the text is down, but floating about the layer is go to Edit and click Cut to lift the text off the layer then past it down. Before merging you can use your scale tool to adjust the size of the text and move it around before merging it down.
Nice things to remember. When you do something you don't like you can go to the Edit tab at the top left and click Undo to reverse your last step. In GIMP you can undo each step before it for a long time. I think is is only limited by the memory of your computer.
one last thought if you have only your left pallet. Got to Windows tab click Dockable Dialogs then click Layers. This will bring up a second pallet that I keep on the right side of my working image. Another tip is when you accidentally hit "x" on your left pallet you can bring it back from the Tools tab and clicking Toolbox.
This post was edited on 12/15 at 5:12 pm