On Sunday 04 October 2009, Tom C. wrote:
> I am just starting to use GIMP.  I am having trouble getting the effect I
> want.
> I have 2 photos one over the other.  I want to put text over the upper
> layer and have the lower layer show through.
> If I put a mask over the upper layer and draw on it with black it does just
> what I want. Problem is I want to use text not draw on it.
> Every way I try to add text I get a new layer, I seem to get text on the
> mask for the upper layer.
> thanks in advance for any help with this.

Short hint: Text to selection, change to mask, fill with black(or white, 
whatever you want)

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