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Can't get out of the text tool.

Apr 29, 2014, 08:03
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Can't get out of the text tool.
Back again... I was using the text tool and typed my message. When I was done with the text, I tried to go back to the paintbrush to touch something else up, but no luck. Is there something that is making me stay in the text tool. I can type another text box, but I can't use other tools. Any advice?
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Apr 29, 2014, 08:44
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RE: Can't get out of the text tool.
You are probably on the wrong layer.

screenshots http://i.imgur.com/ANDTTFu.jpg

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1. You made some text (now that it is miraculously working Wink ) Note that although you have gone to paint tool the border of the text layer shows in yellow. This because you are still on the text layer. You can paint there but more likely you are trying to paint in some other area.

2. Swap to the layer you want to paint in and no problem. See the border around the text has gone because it is no longer the active layer.

3. Want to edit the text again? For a beginner click on the text layer in the layers dialog. Select the text tool. Click in the text you want to edit.

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Apr 29, 2014, 08:55
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RE: Can't get out of the text tool.
Probably a basic question, but where would I switch layers? I looked in the layers tab.
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Apr 29, 2014, 09:05
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RE: Can't get out of the text tool.
(Apr 29, 2014 08:55)LoneRanger Wrote:  Probably a basic question, but where would I switch layers? I looked in the layers tab.
[Image: MJ5hN61.jpg]

Find that tab, Switch between layers by clicking on one. The active layer will be highlighted.

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