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I managed to get a shiny white backgound, and I managed to select and cut and move some text to it on a new layer.

But the moved text came with a white rectangular box around it--although the text color was correct--and it showed it on a blue background that I thought would've been the enamel white background layer.

Now I have 4 layers--bottom enamel white background, 2 transparent layers (2 & 3) and a layer 4 with the rectangle holding the text.

Obviously, that's too many layers--right? So how do I keep the text and have it on the shiny white background while eliminating the present blue background and white box around the text?

I hope that makes sense. And thank you.

Renee

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Renee, open PDN.

Add a new layer.

Select the colour for the text.

Now write the text on that layer.

If you are copying text from another source, you need to make sure that the text only is selected or that that the text is on a transparent layer. If this is the case let us know & we will give you the instructions for doing that.

Enamel doesn't even come into it. The background is a white colour & nothing more :)

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thanks, barbieq.--I used a tut that said it made it glossier like enamel and it appears to have done so. But then with my eyes...

Am I correct in that you said to immediately add a new layer over the background layer? May I ask why simply coloring the background layer is wrong?

And yes, I did copy it from another source. So any instructions there will be appreciated. As long as they are simple!! Please.

Renee

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By placing the text on its own layer, you allow for editing to be done to just the text without affecting the background, so if you want to move the text later, for example, you can simply go to the layer it is on and move it.

There are many ways to isolate text, and it all depends on the original image. If the background it a solid color, I would use the "grim color reaper" plugin to remove the background before I select the text for copying.

 

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I knew to put the text on its own layer. That's not the problem. The problem is that the part I "cropped out" and pasted was from another source--not PdN. And it came along with a rectangular white background that it put on what was I thought a transparent layer only it made it blue when I wanted the white background (not that in the rectangle that came with the cut and paste).

So that's the problem: how to remove the white rectangular box that I imported ( without knowing it) with the text--that I want. And how to get the white background layer to accept the the new layer with the text.

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If the background it a solid color, I would use the "grim color reaper" plugin to remove the background before I select the text for copying.

another way to do it is to simply select the white rectangle with the magic wand tool and delete it.

If I'm not answering your question, it would be very helpful if you posted a screenshot of the problem.

 

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Oh, you dreamer, you! I know how to do an ordinary screenshot but not sure how to post it here--although I think Ego EE ( :) ) did at one crazy time try to instruct me!

How would I select just the small rectangle's white background and not lose my hard won Title?

Renee

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Hi Renee

If your text background is white , then you can select the text layer , then apply the effect called

"Color To Alpha" found in the menu under the "color" in the effects.

it should remove all the white and leave the text .

Avi

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Thank you all for your decency and time in trying to help me, but when I went to do the screenshot, it was worse than I thought. The text was made up of white highlighted with brown and is originally on a brown background so it shows up well.

How I missed that I have no idea, but I did. I apologize for stealing your time.

Back to the thinking board.

Renee

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I apologize for stealing your time.

You aren't stealing time if we are the ones volunteering time :) We are willing to help as long as we clearly understand the problem. That being said, it is your job to make it clear what needs to be done, and the best way to do this is to post a screenshot.

Edited by pdnnoob

 

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I managed to turn my image into a pdn from jpg. I pressed my screenshot button but I don't know what kind of PDN document to paste it to as Helen suggested.

Please don't give me any tutorials about it. If that's the only way to go, then I'd rather not.

All I want to send you is the cover of my present book to show what I need to crop from it and paste into a layer on my paint.net layer. I'm not having any luck with selection--mainly I suppose since I don't understand it atall.

Renee

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Ok try this then:

Click on the magic wand tool, then hold the ctrl button on your keyboard and click on each letter to select it.

Press ctrl+c to copy, then paste wherever you want with ctrl+v

 

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