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Text on Path

Oct 3, 2013, 17:09
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Text on Path
Hi.

I have an older version of GIMP. I set text on a J-shaped path. It shows as purple with no fill. I want the text to be black, as the original text was. What do I need to do to make the shaped text be black? I'm missing some critical step.

Thanks!

Britt
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Oct 3, 2013, 18:02
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RE: Text on Path
Old Gimp, new Gimp both much the same. When you apply text-to-path what you get is a new path.

Convert the path (thats the purple outline) to a selection then fill the selection with black. Then you can kill the selection and in the layers dialog turn off the visability of the 'text' path to get rid of the 'purple' outline.

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Oct 3, 2013, 19:39
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RE: Text on Path
I am unable to convert the path to a selection. All it does it convert the original text to a selection.
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Oct 3, 2013, 19:53
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RE: Text on Path
This about putting text on a path in Gimp 2.6 (assuming 2.6 = your old)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ct4yDEX6Dw

It does get to the bit about colouring in the text towards the end.

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