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How to move text in GIMP

Post#1 by tim » 06 Feb 2017, 18:56

Let's say you have an image of some text on a background. And you want to simply move the text here's how:
1. Open your image (with some text) in GIMP.
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2. Select the "Rectangle Select Tool" :rectangle_select: and click and drag to make a rectangle around the text you want to move to make a selection.
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3. Ctrl-C to Copy this selection.
4. Select the "Color Picker Tool" :color_picker: , click on the background of image to get the background color of your image. Then click and drag the foreground color :foreground_background: (now is changed to background color of your image) onto selection to Fill it with that color.
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5. Ctrl-V to Paste back the copied text as a "Floating Selection". Right click the "Floating Selection" in the Layers window. Select "To New Layer".
6. Now Click the "Move" Tool :move: and click on the text and drag it to anywhere within the image.
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7. When you're happy, you can right click a layer in Layers window and select "Flatten Image".
8. Now you can save your file as an .xcf file or Export it as an image format.
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Post#2 by Pat625 » 07 Feb 2017, 03:55

Thank you very much, Tin. :learned_something:
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