Fill See-Through Text With Image in GIMP: Guide

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Guide: Fill See-Through Text With Image in GIMP: Guide

There are many ways to create creative images. For example, you can use double exposure to create stunning images and you can change the background of the image to generate a new image.

Likewise, you must have seen images whose text is filled with images. Yes, the text does not have a dull color, but uses an image or multiple images as the background. We are talking about transparent text.

If you were looking for such an image, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’ll walk you through creating images filled with text using GIMP.

Let’s start.

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1. Open background image

Launch GIMP on your PC. Then use File> Open and load the background image. By background image we mean the image that should fill your text.

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You can also add multiple background images. To do this, open an empty template with File> New. You will be asked to set the parameters of the image. Set the width and height of the layer. Then tap the plus icon in front of the advanced options to expand it. In it, select Transparency under the Fill with option. Then click OK. Then use File> Open As Layers and add multiple images.

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2. Add surrounding color

Here you need to add the color that will surround the text. This can also be transparent (more on that below) but for now you need to add a solid color. You can choose any color you want.

To do this, follow the steps.

Step 1: Click Layer in the top tab and select New Layer. You can also click the New Layer option in the right sidebar.

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Step 2: A bang up will open. Name the layer as a Solid Color Layer (you can call it anything) and leave the width and height unchanged.

Then you have to select the foreground color. Choose a color from the color palette on the left and click OK in the color palette. Then click OK in the pop-upup. Once you do that, the color will fill the entire layer.

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3. Add text

Now you need to add the text that is at the end of the tutorialClick the Text tool in the left sidebar to select it, then type the text in the text layer.

You will notice that the text is not visible. That’s because the text is usually the same color as the color we chose earlier. So with the text layer selected, change the color palette color in the text options at the bottom. You can also increase the font size and style in the same panel.

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4. Add an alpha layer

After adding your text, make sure Alpha Channel has been added to all three layers. The easiest way to check this is to see the layer name. If the layer name is bold, it means the alpha channel has not been added yet. If it is normal, Alpha Channel is present.

You can also right click on the layer and if Add Alpha Channel is gray, it means it has already been added.

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If a layer does not have an alpha channel, you must add it manually. To do this, right-click on the layer and select Add Alpha Channel from the menu.

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5. Select Text layer

You now have three layers. You need to make sure none of these are bold. Then right click on the text layer and select Alpha to Selection from the menu.

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Once the text is selected, we recommend expanding the selection to include the text outlines. To do this, with the text selected, click Select in the top bar and choose Grow from the menu. In the pop-up that appears, set Enlarge Selection to 1 px and press OK.

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6. Delete text and solid color layer

With the text still selected, click the Edit option in the top bar and choose Clear from the menu. This removes the text and shows the outline of the selection.

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Then with the same selection, click on the solid color layer to select it and click Edit in the same way button followed by Clear. Once you do that, your clear text will be filled with the image.

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7. Save image with solid color

If you agree with the image, click File> Export As … and save it to your PC. That’s all you need to do.

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The final image will look like this:

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However, if you want the text to have a transparent background without a solid color, follow the next step.

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8. Save image with transparent background (optional)

To do this, follow the steps:

Step 1With the text still selected, click the background image layer. Then click Select in the top bar and choose Invert from the menu. This will invert the selection.

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If the text is not selected, right-click the Solid Color layer and choose Alpha to Selection from the menu. Then click on the background layer and follow the next step. You don’t need to flip the selection here.

Step 2. Now that the background layer is selected, click on the Edit option in the top bar, followed by Clear.

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Step 3Click on the Solid Color layer and similarly choose Clear from the Edit option in the top bar. You will get an image with a transparent background.

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Step 4. Then use File> Export As and save the see-through text image to your system.

Note: You must save the image in .png format to maintain transparency.

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Add border to text

If you want, you can add a border to this text. To do this, right-click on the Solid Color layer after step 6 and select Alpha to Selection from the menu (in case the text is not selected). Then choose Border from the Select option in the top bar. Add the size of the border and click OK.

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We’re not done yet. With the border selected, use the bucket tool to fill this border. Select the color from the color palette and check ‘Fill Entire Section’ in the Bucket Tool options. Then fill the border with the color.

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Unleash your creative monster

We have done our part here. Now is the time to show your creativity to the world. You can make use of this tutorial to create super cool transparent images.

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