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Text editor in gimp

Mar 4, 2011, 17:09
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Text editor in gimp
I want to just go through the tutorial and figure it out, but I have a feeling I am doing everything the hard way and I want to skip that part. I am creating manuals for software my company makes on the side of my tech support work. I think that Photoshop is super bloated and I do not want to give any more money to Adobe. That said, Gimp is really frustrating me.

In almost every other program if you select an area, clicking out of it will deselect. I do not know why gimp doesn't. (If there is a suggestion forum, please point me at it.) I recently figured out the ctrl + shift + A trick to select none, instead of going through the menu. That is fine for now, but I am having the same issue with text editing. I have done everything I can think of to paint the pixels of the text when I am done editing it. I attempted to just create another text box, but now this one will not go away.

How do you guys do it. How would you draw instructions on screen shots and how would you rasterize text when you are done writing it, to make that box go away? Any pro tips to make my job easier are welcome!

Am I doing things the hard way? I just want to make manuals, lol. I am almost to the point of using paint. (I hope that sentence pains you as much to read it as it did me to write it)

Thanks in advance! I hope to be a Gimp head in no time so I can continue my steadfast stance for open source to the full extent I can.
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Mar 4, 2011, 19:29
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RE: Text editor in gimp
Awesome reply! Thank you very much. This addresses all of the frustrations I was having, as well as giving me insight on how and why some aspects of GIMP works.

I thought the office reference was well deserved, but I am as open source as my job will allow. Windows 7/XP/server Sad, Open office, thunderbird, firefox, apache, android, gimp and notepad++. As well as the software the company makes. Not bad for a tech support job I think. I can't get off windows because I have to support our clients who use windows and windows server.
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