>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
>> 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)
Thank you for replying.
I must not be getting your hint.  I add my two layers, add a mask (regular)
to the top layer. 
Bring up text and add it.
Then I select add text to selection
then I select the mack and fill with black.  I tried FG and BG.
No luck.
What am I doing wrong?

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