To draw text...

1. make a new image, RGB, 1000x1000 pixels (for example)
2. press t or choose the A in the toolbox
3. click on the canvas
4. You'll see a group of four boxes appear, and some controls.
5. Type, hello world
6. The group of four boxes turns into four boxes with a rectangle
between, with text in it; the boxes move further apart as you type.

Do you see the controls?
Do you see the rectangles to the lower left of the controls?
Does the group of rectangles change shape as you type?
Do you see the text?

Open Tool Options (from the gimp menus, windows->dockable dialogues-
>tool options) - tool options is often joined ("docked") under the
 toolbox where the "A" was found.

In Tool Options you should see an Aa and the name of the Font. If the
text is not appearing, or if you don't have an "Aa" under the word Text
in tool options, click the region under the word Text and to the left
of the font name to get a pop-up of fonts, and choose one.

If that didn't make the text appear, check the Colour is black and your
picture has a white background.

If that didn't help see the Size under the font name, ,and click on the
little up-arrow to the right of the number, and see if making the font
larger makes it work.

I hope this helps.


Liam R. E. Quin <>
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