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Struggling to create white transparent background with text on image

Jul 2, 2014, 23:07
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Struggling to create white transparent background with text on image
Hi Everyone,

I am really struggling trying to create a similar look to this white translucent background with text on top of an image with GIMP. One example is Pottery Barn:
http://www.potterybarnkids.com/. (left side of the kids, Girl Room, Boys Room,etc) Can anyone point me in the right direction of how to do this? Thanks!
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Jul 2, 2014, 23:40 (This post was last modified: Jul 2, 2014 23:41 by Esper.)
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RE: Struggling to create white transparent background with text on image
you have three layers:

1. the background
2. on top of that a white rectangle (fill a rectangular selection with white on a transparent layer)
3. on top of that your text

to get the translucent look, reduce the opacity of layer number 2

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Jul 3, 2014, 03:47
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RE: Struggling to create white transparent background with text on image
more specifically for Esper's steps 2 & 3
For step #2:
Either bucket fill Bucketfill a marching ant rectangle select Rectselect

OR

- Create a rectangle selection Rectselect on a new transparent layer
- If background color is not default white, click the color picker square (background color) & change the color, click ok
-Then from the menus:
Edit > Fill with BG Color...

For last(step 3) step:

In The layers window, first click on the white square layer, then under "Mode: [v]", you will see a dark slider "Opacity______100.00" click that bar/slider to change the opacity/how transparent the layer will be.

related video: a very good explanation/example of layer transparency very similar to what you are doing, I recommend you watch through the first half up until he adjusts the layer opacity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDrp_Dpj5qA
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