Moving a part of an image with GIMP?
This is the original image and I want to move the text to the right of the image:
But I failed, I tried to resize the canvas but then when I move the text the layer gets invisible when put on the resized canvas area:
I'm sure I'm just doing it wrong with GIMP and I wonder if you can help me to achieve the result?
Let me see. Guessing what you did there:
Image/Canvas Size: Set width to 300px. Leave height unchanged. Click Resize.
Select Region with Text. Cut (Ctrl-X)
Paste (Ctrl-V). Move to right. Text disappers
So, what happen. Any image in Gimp has at least one layer. You have resized the image, but not the layer. Your text is now a floating selection outside any layer and therefore invisible. Simple fix:
- Instead of Paste, use Edit/Paste As/New Layer. Here you go:
- Alternatively, make sure there is at least one layer that covers the whole image.
Grab inside selected area with the tool you used for selecting, drag
Press M to switch to Move tool to ajust position of the moved selection, if you need to
Ctrl+H to add the floating selection back to the layer.