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Two Colour Text?

Mar 19, 2012, 12:35 (This post was last modified: Mar 19, 2012 12:36 by Im Awesome~.)
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Two Colour Text?
Hi, this is a total beginner question but I've been trying to figure this out for quite a while now.

How do I make text with 2 colours?
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The way I know how to do it is by typing the first word in black lets say, then open a new text dialogue on another layer and type in the other word with a different colour.
Is there an easier way to do this since I'm afraid that my text won't be in line with each other?

Thank you in advance.
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Mar 19, 2012, 13:24
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RE: Two Colour Text?
Very short answer:
- Create your complete text in one color
- In the layers list, select the text layer, and check the "Alpha lock" box
- Paint over the letters (alpha-lock prevents bleeds, so you can paint with a large brush, or even make a rough selection that circle the right letters and bucket-fill it.

Longer answer but may over more cases:
- Create your complete text in one color
- Duplicate layer
- Remove some text from one instance
- Remove the opposite text from the other instance
- Now you have independent layers but correctly aligned. The beauty of this is that these layers still have the same size, so if you move one, you can realign them very quickly.
- You can change the color of the other one using the alpha-lock trick above.

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Mar 20, 2012, 05:13 (This post was last modified: Mar 20, 2012 05:14 by Im Awesome~.)
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RE: Two Colour Text?
Thank you very much for your help!
You're amazing Big Grin
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