Last edited by Half-Left; September 10th, 2008 at 07:09 PM.
I've now figured it out; I feel somewhere between stupid, and expecting too much out of Gimp.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 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 !
Last edited by charonred; September 11th, 2008 at 12:08 AM.
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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.
Check out my vid, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKDX6e8pgu4
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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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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