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Brush from Text Element

Jun 24, 2014, 04:07
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Brush from Text Element
I am creating some button links for my engagement website. I'm brand spanking new to Gimp and accidentally did something that I want to know how to do again. I added the text "RSVP" using the text tool and somehow ended up creating a brush of that text which I used to accent the image. I've since lost the brush and can't figure out how to make it again with another button. What did I do? How do I do it again?

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Jun 24, 2014, 07:01 (This post was last modified: Jun 24, 2014 07:02 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Brush from Text Element
After creating the text layer, keep the text layer active, Select>All, Edit>Copy, and in the brush list select the first brush (named 'clipboard') which implicitly uses the current clipboard contents (that you just replaced with your text).

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Jun 24, 2014, 09:05
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RE: Brush from Text Element
99% as Ofnuts described but an interesting standard Gimp script is
File -> Create -> New Brush From Text

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This makes an animated brush that paints the letters in sequence. A consequence of this is never-sure-which-letter-will-start Smile so ctrl-z is your friend until you get the the letter you want.

It is a brush, so spacing of the letters is brush spacing and brush dynamics work as well. Worth dabbling with for a bit of fun.

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Jun 24, 2014, 22:43
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RE: Brush from Text Element
(Jun 24, 2014 07:01)ofnuts Wrote:  After creating the text layer, keep the text layer active, Select>All, Edit>Copy, and in the brush list select the first brush (named 'clipboard') which implicitly uses the current clipboard contents (that you just replaced with your text).
Thanks! This is really handy!

(Jun 24, 2014 09:05)rich2005 Wrote:  99% as Ofnuts described but an interesting standard Gimp script is
File -> Create -> New Brush From Text
This makes an animated brush that paints the letters in sequence. A consequence of this is never-sure-which-letter-will-start Smile so ctrl-z is your friend until you get the the letter you want.
It is a brush, so spacing of the letters is brush spacing and brush dynamics work as well. Worth dabbling with for a bit of fun.
This is great! Thanks for the extra tip!
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