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Removing Text from a Graphic Image

Jul 31, 2014, 18:07 (This post was last modified: Jul 31, 2014 18:12 by Minnie.)
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Removing Text from a Graphic Image
I am new to GIMP, so be kind.

[Image: Depositphotos_7323011_m_zpsdb5fcc72.jpg]

Is it possible to remove the Sample text from purchased Vector images from Shutterstock and Depositphotos. I have included an image that I am working with. If it is can you lead me through it. Thanks so much.
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Jul 31, 2014, 19:25
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RE: Removing Text from a Graphic Image
(Jul 31, 2014 18:07)Minnie Wrote:  Is it possible to remove the Sample text from purchased Vector images

The magic word is vector. What format are the images, SVG, AI, EPS. Really you need to use Inkscape for this.

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Jul 31, 2014, 19:29
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RE: Removing Text from a Graphic Image
(Jul 31, 2014 19:25)rich2005 Wrote:  
(Jul 31, 2014 18:07)Minnie Wrote:  Is it possible to remove the Sample text from purchased Vector images

The magic word is vector. What format are the images, SVG, AI, EPS. Really you need to use Inkscape for this.

The image is EPS
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Jul 31, 2014, 19:50 (This post was last modified: Jul 31, 2014 19:51 by Minnie.)
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RE: Removing Text from a Graphic Image
http://depositphotos.com/7323011/stock-i...esign.html

This is the listing for this particular image.
I selected Vector Image/Standard License
Scalable to any size
JPG+EPS

I want to use the image for an Invitation but I can't find a program to remove the Sample Text. Is it possible only Illustrator will do that? I was hoping to find a free program to use. Thanks for your help.
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Jul 31, 2014, 20:03
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RE: Removing Text from a Graphic Image
That is more of a template than anything else.

Gimp will open an eps file but the snag is all the vector properties are lost, the image becomes a flattened bitmap. Other properties can be lost as well.

example:
[Image: 2l3RBI5.jpg]

This is the same eps open in inkscape and Gimp. In Inkscape all the parts of the image are separate objects. If there was text there, that would be an object and you can scale, move, edit & delete without changing the rest of the image. In Gimp all you can do is delete an area including the background. There is a also a gradient that Gimp is unable to convert, so you lose on many counts. Some times in Gimp you can use the clone tool to fill over small areas but I do not think your image is suitable for this.

Inkscape is free see http://www.inkscape.org/en/

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Jul 31, 2014, 20:11
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RE: Removing Text from a Graphic Image
Rich, you are so helpful. That is the reason I am here. I have purchased a few images similar to this and I have used the clone tool. Actually I am very good at cloning. But as you can tell with this image cloning would be next to impossible and it still look good.

I am a novice, self taught, and really don't want to invest in Illustrator for my personal projects. What you describe in Inkscape is what I am looking for, a way to lift the Sample text from the design without distortion to the rest of the image. Will I be able to find a tutorial to tell me how to delete only the Sample text in Inkscape? Thanks again for you help.
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Jul 31, 2014, 20:15
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There is a forum almost as good as this one Smile

http://www.inkscapeforum.com/

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Jul 31, 2014, 20:21
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Thanks I will definitely look into that. Hopefully these designs are not completely limited to editing by Illustrator only.
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