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Changing the text on this image Dave_London 28 Aug 11:14
  Changing the text on this image Rick Strong 29 Aug 20:40
   Changing the text on this image Steve Kinney 30 Aug 01:46
  Changing the text on this image Marco Ciampa via gimp-user-list 30 Aug 06:10
  Changing the text on this image rich2005 03 Sep 16:18
2017-08-28 11:14:05 UTC (26 days ago)
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Changing the text on this image

Hi,
I am new to Gimp2 and have an image on my website that I want to change.

I only have the final jpg file that I have attached.

On this image, it says the word "Webinar" to change that, I guess I would need need to replicate the color and go over the word to effectively "rub it out" and then make the text and place it.

Which tools should I use ? Do I need to add layers etc. ?

Any guidance much appreciated.

Thanks. David

Rick Strong
2017-08-29 20:40:07 UTC (24 days ago)

Changing the text on this image

Hi Dave,

You are probably aware that the yellow background of the button is not a solid colour but a gradient of light yellow to dark yellow, top to bottom.

The colour picker tool will tell you which two colours they are. So, you will most likely need two layers: one on top with the new gradient and no type and another on top of that with your new word rotated and in 2-point perspective.

Good luck,
Rick S.

-----Original Message----- From: Dave_London
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Subject: [Gimp-user] Changing the text on this image

Hi, I am new to Gimp2 and have an image on my website that I want to change.

I only have the final jpg file that I have attached.

On this image, it says the word "Webinar" to change that, I guess I would need
need to replicate the color and go over the word to effectively "rub it out" and
then make the text and place it.

Which tools should I use ? Do I need to add layers etc. ?

Any guidance much appreciated.

Thanks. David

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* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/660/original/icon3.jpg

Dave_London (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)
Steve Kinney
2017-08-30 01:46:38 UTC (24 days ago)

Changing the text on this image

On 08/29/2017 04:40 PM, Rick Strong wrote:

Hi Dave,

You are probably aware that the yellow background of the button is not a solid colour but a gradient of light yellow to dark yellow, top to bottom.

The colour picker tool will tell you which two colours they are. So, you will most likely need two layers: one on top with the new gradient and no type and another on top of that with your new word rotated and in 2-point perspective.

Another thing to try would be to carefully select the black text with the Lasso tool, and do Filters > Enhance > Heal Selection. In the filter dialog, set the tool to sample out to a a five (not the default 50) pixel radus; sample from "all around" and fill "inward toward center." When the filter is done (this should be quick), any irregularities in the color gradient can be smoothed out with the Smudge tool.

I just did that to the image you provided and got a very acceptable result.

Note: When making the initial selection with the lasso tool, zoom /way/ in and make sure to enclose all the little "checkerboard" pixels around the black letters (JPG compression noise) in your selectin. Play connect-the-dots with your mouse to get more precise results with the lasso.

There's always at least three ways to do anything in the GIMP: The way you did it, the way somebody else did it, and the ever-elusive actually best way.

:o)

Marco Ciampa via gimp-user-list
2017-08-30 06:10:16 UTC (24 days ago)

Changing the text on this image

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 01:14:05PM +0200, Dave_London wrote:

Hi,
I am new to Gimp2 and have an image on my website that I want to change.

I only have the final jpg file that I have attached.

On this image, it says the word "Webinar" to change that, I guess I would need need to replicate the color and go over the word to effectively "rub it out" and then make the text and place it.

Which tools should I use ?

In my humble opinion you can try the clone tool and than polish it with the smear tool or just wipe out the entire surface of the button with suitable gradient...

Example attached... ;-)

Marco Ciampa

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2017-09-03 16:18:45 UTC (20 days ago)
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Changing the text on this image

Hi,
I am new to Gimp2 and have an image on my website that I want to change.

I only have the final jpg file that I have attached.

On this image, it says the word "Webinar" to change that, I guess I would need
need to replicate the color and go over the word to effectively "rub it out" and then make the text and place it.

Which tools should I use ? Do I need to add layers etc. ?

Any guidance much appreciated.

Thanks. David

As well as all the other great advice you have been receiving.

When it comes to replacing the text with the perspective deform tool, use Text-to-Path and deform the path (text outline). That way, you will eventually get a 'crisper' result for the text.

A short video 4 mins as a demo. https://youtu.be/ghiYM35DKGs quick so do not blink

rich: www.gimp-forum.net