Thanks, I didn't think of this.....
This didn't quite work (i.e.setting the threshold to 255).
It selected all
of the text, but the "marching ants" were offset from the
text by a small
margin. When I filled the selection with a gradient, it left
a shadow behind in the
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 8:09
Subject: Re: Text selection when editing
Andrew J Fortune wrote:
Hi all, I have been experimenting
with editing a logo created by a Script-FU. I am not talking here about
tweaking the source code, rather I am talking about actually editing the
layers using the standard Gimp tools. Once I have
created the logo, say that I wish to replace a gradient on the text with a
pattern. What I did was to render all layers invisible except the topmost
layer, and make that layer the active one. So, what I see is a text block
filled with a gradient and a transparent background. The problem came when I tried to select the text. Firstly, I
tried Select-All, and it selected the entire layer. Secondly, I tried using
the fuzzy select tool and clicking inside one of the letters - it "sort of"
worked, but the problem was that it didn't select some of the edges. I
played around with the threshold option, and it didn't seem to make any
difference. So the real issue for me is how can I
select text that is sitting on a transparent background ? Thanks in advance for your help. regards,Andrew J FortuneAlpha to Selection in
the Layer menu ....
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