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Text effects help sheller03 31 May 01:45
  Text effects help rich404 31 May 07:59
2019-05-31 01:45:25 UTC (4 months ago)
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I am new to gimp and am trying to select one line of text in a text box to add special effects to. When I select alpha to logo, it changes the entire text box. If I try to select one line of the text box, it does not allow me to select anything in alpha to logo. Can someone please help? All the online tutorials I find are for changes to a couple words of text and nothing in a paragraph. Thanks.

2019-05-31 07:59:26 UTC (4 months ago)
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I am new to gimp and am trying to select one line of text in a text box to add special effects to. When I select alpha to logo, it changes the entire text box. If I try to select one line of the text box, it does not allow me to select anything in alpha to logo. Can someone please help? All the online tutorials I find are for changes to a couple words of text and nothing in a paragraph. Thanks.

Really, it is not worth the effort. Using alpha-to-logo pre-supposes that you are using Gimp 2.8. Dropped from Gimp 2.10. These filters are made for older days when images were much smaller and for making a single banner to add to another image. You can still use that way but not in a text layer.

What you can do with text is change font / colour /spacing / underline... using the on canvas text tool (1)

To apply one of those old filters takes a little work. Duplicate the text layer, crop out the bit you want, (2), Note this is no longer a text layer, it is a bitmap, you can not edit the text as text. (without starting again)

Apply a filter to that layer (3) Not all filters will give a suitable result, some will wreck the layer.

A bit of juggling with layer visibility might get a result (4)