I created curved text on a transparent image using TEXT ALONG PATH and PATH TO SELECTION. I filled the text with background color BLACK. The resulting image was curved black text. When I tried to copy and paste the curved black text it pastes translucent and appears to be selected but nothing can be done to it. I tried exporting the image as a .png (exported image worked wonderfully in Word and Powerpoint) and then opening it in Gimp to copy and paste onto another image but the exact thing happens. Even when I take the exported .png into another program and saving it as a .jpg, when opened in Gimp the text was translucent. Help!
2Screenshot of the GIMP ui (image and Layers list)? Do you see the curved text in one of the layer thumbnails in the Layers list?– xenoidOct 16, 2019 at 8:21
I know it's an old post. I would have left a comment instead but I don't have enough points.
After copying and pasting, create a new layer so that what you pasted would be in a layer of it's own.
Simply copying and pasting would make a floating selection (I think that was what it was called. Can't remember the exact term).
I hope this helps someone.