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Apr 28, 2014, 03:08
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open a saved document
I have a png file that I finished for the tshirt site Redbubble.com, The shirt was simple with only the words "AHA SHAKE" (without the quotes)
Now I realize I want to upload more of the same tshirt but only in different colors. I would like to be able to re-open this document and still have the history of what I had done to it. Is this possible?
To explain a little more, I basically want to open it back up and change the color of the font since I forgot to write down what size I used for the font, what font I actually used,etc.
So, can I open this doc. (that I exported to my doc. folder) and work on it as if I hadn't saved it yet, where I would have all the layers and history of what I had done to it?

I hope I explained this good enough to where someone can help me? I would just re-create a new one since it is simple but I am having trouble doing this. Someone wants one in a different colored font and they want the zip up hoodie but each time I upload the new doc. I created, the font shows up smaller when I change it to the zip up hoodie shirt. So, I am hoping I can simply open the first one I created and just change the font color on it.
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Apr 28, 2014, 03:31
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RE: open a saved document
The .png file will contain none of the layers or other information.
Only the .xcf has all the information you made.
If you didn't also save the file as an .xcf when you exported the .png then you will have to re-create it.
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Apr 28, 2014, 07:08
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RE: open a saved document
As FB says, when you save your image as XCF, you keep all the construction items (layers, channels, selections, paths...). This is why File/Save is to XCf and File/Export is to PNG/JPG. But you have been warned, when closing the image after the export, that you didn't save to XCF.

No reason why a font should be smaller. It could be jys a problem of setting the print definition.

If the text is on a transparent background, just bucket file the image with the new color after setting the "alpha-lock" on the mayer (checkerboard icon at the top of the layers list). Otherwise start by extracting the text from its background as explained here.

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May 1, 2014, 03:32
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RE: open a saved document
Thank you all for your help! I am learning so much and this will save me hours of time!!
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