>>On Sunday 04 October 2009, Tom C. wrote:
>>> I am just starting to use GIMP.  I am having trouble getting the effect
>>> 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?
I should add that I did get the opposite of what I wanted to work.  All of
the top layer went transparent and the text stayed.  I want the text to go
transparent, so the parts of the underlying picture shows through the text.


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