Hello everybody, I've found a tip to hollow out a text (with freetype, it's more simple and you aren't limited in character size): 1°) Make freetype. It's better if you use bigger character 2°) Freetype has created a layer with the text in it 3°) Right click on this layer and then choose "Alpha to selection" 4°) Destroy this layer 5°) Move the selection where you want (perhaps in the middle of the image) using "Alt+Drag" 6°) Right click/Select/Save to Channel 7°) Right click/Select/shrink. Try different size by using undo. 8°) Bucket Fill ("Shift+B"). Make sure the forecolor is black. 9°) Fill the selection. The channel has been cut. Now in the channel, you've the text hollowed out. If you want to use "Text tool", make that: 0°) Text tool 1°) Layers/Channel/Path dialog 2°) Double-click on floating selection layer then OK to transform it in layer .... then now, it's the same game than with freetype Regards.