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How to have numerous text items on one layer in Gimp?


Question

I'm making a map in Gimp. I want to have the following layers:

  1. background
  2. cities
  3. rivers
  4. mountains

So I want, say, 30 cities on one layer so that I can turn it off and on. However, every time I create a new text item, it creates a new layer.

How can I put numerous text items on one layer?

2013/08/17
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8/17/2013 10:01:00 AM

Accepted Answer

You can either merge your text layers into one layer (select a text layer and use the merge down menu item http://docs.gimp.org/nl/gimp-layer-merge-down.html) which will combine it with the layer below.

Alternatively, instead of having one layer for all your text, you could group all your text layers into a master 'text' layer (http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-layer-groups.html).

2013/08/17
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8/17/2013 6:11:00 PM