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Editing a jpg to replace text without losing background color scheme

Jun 23, 2014, 14:07
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Editing a jpg to replace text without losing background color scheme
I have downloaded a picture and I want to erase some of the text and replace it with my own.

The problem with the eraser is that it seems to color it according to the background or foreground colour whilst I would like to mask this and use the background to replace the text.

What combination of color picker and text tool do you suggest using for replacing the name and surname on the image, which does not seem to be a vector image but is simply a .jpg file.


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Jun 23, 2014, 15:10 (This post was last modified: Jun 23, 2014 15:13 by rich2005.)
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RE: Editing a jpg to replace text without losing background color scheme
A larger image than the one posted will be better.

You can use the plug-ins resynthesizer + heal-selection with settings as shown in this screenshot. Make a selection around the lettering, apply heal selection, kill the selection.
http://i.imgur.com/ag0QQL5.jpg

This only works because the background is regular.

You do not say what OS you use, so guessing Windows. Where to get resynthesizer + additional plugins try
http://gimpforums.com/thread-how-do-i-ge...r-gimp-2-8
there is a link there to my paid-for mediafire account.

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Jun 24, 2014, 01:37 (This post was last modified: Jun 24, 2014 01:38 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Editing a jpg to replace text without losing background color scheme
(Jun 23, 2014 14:07)jon80 Wrote:  What combination of color picker and text tool do you suggest using...?

Well jon80, like most or all I too would recommend the clone tool(Heal) or a part of the background being almost a solid color(striped/checkered .)
Heck, go for the re synthesizer plugin if you're feeling adventurous Smile

* * *BUT, to answer your question specifically:

First
click the color picker tool ( Colorpicker )
- Now there are two colors, a tan & a darker color, you can click the one behind the text currently there.
Second, make a selection Around the current text with rectangle select. Rectselect
Third, Bucket fill (Bucketfill) with picked color.
- You can also input the color as a hexadecimal by double clicking the foreground color square & entering it into the "HTML notation:" box
The two colors I picked up from your image
1)
Code:
f1ecd8
(the light tan color)
2)
Code:
f6f4e8
the darker stripe color

For the text, if you want it to match, maybe arial or Times New roman would work, bold either if needed, or pick the bold font type
* * * * *
OF COURSE, the background copy & paste method would be the quickest & easiest, just make sure you line up the stripes after you "edit > paste as > new layer"

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