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Selection after creating text

Jul 29, 2013, 02:08
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Selection after creating text
Fairly new to using gimp, and there is one thing (so far!) that I can't figure out how to do. I add text to an image using the text tool, after which the "active selection" (is that the right name?) is a rectangle around the text so that any edit I make will only be applied to this text.

That's fine, but what I can't seem to do is to get the "active selection" back to the whole image. If I use the rectangle selection tool, the selection appears but the selection around the text is still there and moreover, any edit I make will still only be made to the small box around the text.

I end up saving the image, closing, and reopening to continue working. Certainly an annoying thing to do.

Hopefully the above made sense. Thanks for any help!
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Jul 29, 2013, 05:13
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RE: Selection after creating text
(Jul 29, 2013 02:08)rghthndsd Wrote:  ... moreover, any edit I make will still only be made to the small box around the text.

This part kinda confuses me, but I'll do my best to help you out until/if someone has a better answer.

And do you mean the text's "bounding box" ? See here: http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tool-text.html
If so, the below is definitely your solution ^_^

To re-select your text/font to change it's size, spacing, color & font type.

1. Click the Text tool
2. Select the text layer you just made, then click directly on the text on your project.

The box should appear around the text with the flashing cursor/line.
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