Alternatively, you can right-click the layer and if Add Alpha Channel is greyed out, it means it has already been added. To do so, while the text is selected, click on Select in the top bar and choose Grow from the menu. You will have three layers now.
I searched many other forums with no luck, then this one talked me through the steps perfectly.
How to make see-through text to image in GIMP A really simple little trick to adding normal text to an image and making it look interesting! Hi Zach, When deleting the text — you need to delete both the text and the outline selection of the text on the coloured Layer so the image can see through.
A really simple little trick to adding normal text to an image and making it look interesting! I really wanted this tutorial.
Adding Text click to view larger. Thanks so much.
So glad I stumbled on your site you were one of the few tutorials on this subject I could find…. The easiest way to check is to see the layer name. Your email address will never be published. Click on the Solid Color layer and similarly, choose Clear from the Edit option in the top bar.
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Hi Zach, For Step 4: I got the border up there, but how do I fill it in with black? Step 1. Delete the Text Layer 2. Then with the same selection, click on the Solid Color Layer to select it and similarly, click the Edit button followed by Clear.
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Alternatively, click on the New layer option present in the right sidebar. Now with the background layer selected, click on the Edit option in the top bar followed by Clear.
By background image, we mean the picture that should fill your text. Thanks, Michael. Hi Matt, Simply save your piece: