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Add Text to Pic (.xcf)

Sep 12, 2013, 03:29
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Add Text to Pic (.xcf)
Hi;

New here. First Post.

I've been reading how to add text to a photo on the web, but the pages I've hit don't seem to
match my Install. E.g.,
http://www.quackit.com/web_graphics/gimp...h_gimp.cfm

Code:
GNU Image Manipulation Program version 2.8.2
git-describe: GIMP_2_8_0-194-ga42a02e

First: The "Text" tool icon is not a "T". It's an "A" I assume they're the same.
Second: The "GIMP Text Editor" is different from the image shown at the Quackit site. On my
setup, it is a transparency with the appropriate boxes and selections.

I did my best to work with it. But all I got was a thing that looks like 4 boxes stacked together which moves with the cursor.

That's as far as I get. There is a para on the Quackit site that says:
Quote:When you add text in GIMP, a new layer is added automatically. When you view your Layers dialog, you will see a new layer containing the text you just created.
I don't know where the "Layers dialog" is.

Any help for an old foggie like me would be appreaciated
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Sep 12, 2013, 07:48
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RE: Add Text to Pic (.xcf)
In addition to the above

Plenty of demo's around showing use of the text tool in Gimp 2.8

This one shows basic use

http://youtu.be/ChcTE9KROmc

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