"Liam R. E. Quin" <l...@holoweb.net> writes:

>On Wed, 2015-12-02 at 23:43 +0000, Jeffery Small wrote:
>> I have a gimp layer with some text.  What I want to do is select the
>> text and then clone a pattern from elsewhere on the drawing (from
>> another layer) onto the text outline.  So far no luck.
>Depending what you mean by the text outline, you could try
>(1) make the text be black, preferably bold
>(2) make a new layer above the text
>(3) put your pattern on the layer above the text
>(4) set the layer mode to "lighten only".
>This leaves the text as editable text.


This is another fantastic trick.  In my case the text was set on a totally
black background so I made the text white and then set the pattern layer to
Darken only and it worked perfectly!

Thanks to both you and Steve for teaching me something new and useful.

All the best,

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