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Thread: [SOLVED] how do I re-edit text in Gimp

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    Re: how do I re-edit text in Gimp

    Quote Originally Posted by charonred View Post
    thanks all.

    I haven't applied any filters.

    Say I create a new layer and add an image to it, then I add another layer with some text on it, then save and exit.

    I re-open it, select the layer, click text tool and then click on actual text; it opens a new text box with no existing text, which means I have to re-type the text again, instead of just altering a word or two, then delete the existing layer - not very efficient.
    Not sure what your doing wrong, if you save as a .xcf gimp format, when you open it again the text layer will be preserved.
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    Re: how do I re-edit text in Gimp

    Quote Originally Posted by donec View Post
    I may be wrong but5 if you anchor the text or merg the text to another layer then you can not edit the text you just have to replace it.
    Correct your not wrong.
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    Re: how do I re-edit text in Gimp

    Thanks Half-Left
    Not sure what your doing wrong, if you save as a .xcf gimp format, when you open it again the text layer will be preserved.
    I've now figured it out; I feel somewhere between stupid, and expecting too much out of Gimp.

    I was in the habit of saving project files as .psd and finished ones as .jpg for printing (CDs etc) - I just expected to be able to re-edit my .psd files.

    I opened my blank-dvd.psd file and this time saved as blank-dvd.xcf then added some layers, saved and exited.

    When I re-opened the blank-dvd.xcf file, I was able to re-edit the text layers as described in posts - DOH ! DOH ! DOH !
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    Re: how do I re-edit text in Gimp

    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Left View Post
    You can edit your text by using the technic I just post, but it resets your text.
    I missed that post of yours! Thank you. That will sure save me time in the future.
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    Re: how do I re-edit text in Gimp

    Quote Originally Posted by charonred View Post
    Thanks Half-Left


    I've now figured it out; I feel somewhere between stupid, and expecting too much out of Gimp.

    I was in the habit of saving project files as .psd and finished ones as .jpg for printing (CDs etc) - I just expected to be able to re-edit my .psd files.

    I opened my blank-dvd.psd file and this time saved as blank-dvd.xcf then added some layers, saved and exited.

    When I re-opened the blank-dvd.xcf file, I was able to re-edit the text layers as described in posts - DOH ! DOH ! DOH !
    No problem.

    Just remember with GIMP you have to get your text right first before applying effects, with Photoshop can can adjust the layer effects on the fly, with GIMP your limited how to change them.

    Once you get to work this way you'll find you can follow just about any Photoshop tutorial to achieve the same effect.

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    Re: [SOLVED] how do I re-edit text in Gimp

    Registered here to see the attachment .. doesn't help

    I have a PSD whose text needs to be needed.. very much frustrating for me! Any help?

    Using gimp to edit it.. but unable to do so.

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    Re: [SOLVED] how do I re-edit text in Gimp

    Quote Originally Posted by blogote View Post
    Registered here to see the attachment .. doesn't help

    I have a PSD whose text needs to be needed.. very much frustrating for me! Any help?

    Using gimp to edit it.. but unable to do so.
    Question:
    Is the document still have its layers with the TEXT in its own layer?
    If YES: Then select that layer from the layer dialog box, then with the text tool click on one of the letters of the word you wish to edit.
    If NO: You cant.
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    Re: [SOLVED] how do I re-edit text in Gimp

    I did what Exodus suggested but still can't edit text. I opened a PSD created in photoshop and saved as an XCF. I am now trying to edit text. I select the layer in the layers dialog. I click the text tool. I can see dotted lines around the text so I know it's selected. But if I click on it with the text tool, I see the "Gimp text editor" popup. But there is no text in it. I am zooming way in so that I know for sure I am actually clicking on the letters themselves. If I type text in the Gimp text editor, it just creates a new layer which is *also* not editable after the editor is closed.

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    Re: [SOLVED] how do I re-edit text in Gimp


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