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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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15.8 The Text Tool

The Text tool () is used, unsurprisingly, to set text. Its icon and pointer are shown in Figure 15-80. To use it, click the image where you want to place the top-left corner of the text and then enter your text. Each time you click and add text, a new layer is created.

The Text Tool Options

The Text tool options are shown in Figure 15-81. Here they are from top to bottom:

  • FONT determines how the text will look. The Aa button opens a drop-down menu of the available fonts (Figure 15-82). The buttons at the bottom of this menu, from left to right, do the following:

    • Reduce the size of the font previews

    • Enlarge the font previews

    • Show the ...

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