Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?


I am quite new to GIMP.

I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text.

If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to fill the selection, yet I see no visible color.

Why isn't the color fill visible?

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3/29/2014 10:29:00 PM

You're on the right track, try this out:

  1. Lets call the layer with text as "Text-Layer"
  2. Right click on Text-Layer and then click on "Alpha to Selection"
  3. After the selection, create a New Layer
  4. Make sure you are working in this newly created layer and not any other layer (!imp)
  5. Now fill the selection with your preferred way
  6. Also make sure that newly created layer is above the Text-Layer, so that Text-Layer doesn't hide the fill effect in new layer.

My guess is, you might be missing the 4th step.

5/4/2018 7:03:00 AM