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How to create a Semi transparent text box

Aug 19, 2013, 08:12 (This post was last modified: Aug 19, 2013 08:30 by ummaya.)
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How to create a Semi transparent text box

I am a newbie to Gimp and image manipulation and in the process of building my website.

On the image of the slider of my Homepage I want a semi transparent box to appear and then after a few seconds some text will appear on the semi transparent box. The text and the semi transparent text box are on different layers. I found a tutorial on a website and followed the instructions.I created a rectangle with the sizes I need and then:

Colour > Colours to Alpha > Left Click on the pop up box that appeared > Left Click on the Colour to Alpha Colour Picker > Click on the colour I want to make transparent > Export as .png

What I got is indeed a semi transparent foreground text box to place my text on but it is too dark (Pic.01). I would like it to be light semi transparent like in Pic.02 on the right(Avada 3: The Best Yet)

How do I change the transparency level / Opacity of the foreground text box? I changed the Opacity to 50% on my second try but I did not see any visible change.

Thank you very much

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Aug 19, 2013, 09:29
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RE: How to create a Semi transparent text box
I believe (just guessing) your text was not on the selected layer. You MUST anchor the floating text before applying the opacity.

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