Re: Make a text layer with semi-transparent background?
On 10/02/17 20:34, billlee wrote:
> I wish to place a text layer with a semi-transparent background on a photo so
> it'll stand out on the somewhat cluttered photo.
> I expect this is easy, but I'm not getting how to put the steps together in the
> correct order. I think I'm stuck at making text layer's transparent background
> I'll be very grateful for any assistance!
What you want to be semi-transparent doesn't need to be the text
background(*). It can be any layer. So just add a transparent layer,
move it behind the text layer, make a (rectangular or else) selection,
and bucket-fill the selection (with white or some other color), then use
the opacity slider at the top of the layers list to reduce the opacity.