I want to edit some of the existing text but for the life of me I can't figure out how.
- click on the text tool
- click into the image, which creates a text box, and type in my text
- this will create a layer with the text that I typed
- 99.9% of the time the text is created at the wrong place, so I have to switch to the move tool to move my text to the proper place
Now this is where the frustration comes in. I just can't change my text color any more (or at all, even without moving it). I can select the layer, click into the text box,
Crtl-A to select the whole text, no problem. But when I change the color from the text tool box, and select "OK", the color area from the text tool box itself changed, but not my text.
I tried "the Layers window, right button on the text layer, choose "Text Tool" and it opens the initial dialog box to type text, where you can change it", but the result is the same.
Checking the answer from Changing the text color in GIMP, which says "A text layer has an icon like a capital T on a piece of paper", but mine is not. It's like this,
I try to "New" a layer myself, but I can't find an option to specify this is going to be a text layer.
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