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September 17th, 2010, 11:45 AM
Ali15's Avatar LovingMy3Miracles
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Is there a way to text in a particular pattern in GIMP? Meaning, let's say I have a plaid or animal pattern and I want a word spelled using that pattern.

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September 17th, 2010, 01:17 PM
Ali15's Avatar LovingMy3Miracles
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Okay, I figured out a way to do it. Not sure if it's the traditionally "correct" way to do it, but I think it'll work.
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September 18th, 2010, 05:07 AM
Jaidynsmum's Avatar Dreams do come true....
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I create a layer with the word in the font I want, place the patterned paper I want to use below it and in the layers palette right click the text layer>alpha to selection then click on the paper layer. On my canvas I right click>copy>paste. then I delete my original font layer and paper.

Hope that all made sense!!
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September 18th, 2010, 08:19 PM
Ali15's Avatar LovingMy3Miracles
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Ahh, much easier than what I did...and it looks better. I love learning! Thank you!
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