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 Post subject: Right Click Layers Not Working
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:19 am  (#1) 
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GIMP Version: 2.8.14
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OS Version: 10.12.4
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Hi everyone, I am a complete newbie in terms of gimp...

I am trying to add text along a path...

I open my new image, create the path, add the text and then I right click the text layer to align to the path and.... The selection jumps to the background layer away form the text layer and opens that context menu...

I have no idea why i cannot get the right click to work on the text layer....


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 Post subject: Re: Right Click Layers Not Working
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:47 am  (#2) 
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woollycoo wrote:
GIMP Version: 2.8.14
Operating System: Mac OS
OS Version: 10.12.4
GIMP Experience: New User



Hi everyone, I am a complete newbie in terms of gimp...

I am trying to add text along a path...

I open my new image, create the path, add the text and then I right click the text layer to align to the path and.... The selection jumps to the background layer away form the text layer and opens that context menu...

I have no idea why i cannot get the right click to work on the text layer....

There are a few way to produce text along a path.

You can go to,
Layer> Text along path.
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You can right click the active text within the canvas itself.

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Or right click anywhere on the canvas and go to,
Layer>Text along path.

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You can also right click on the text layer,
within the layers dialog/tab and select,
Text along path.

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Whichever way you choose to do it.
You should be able to create the text along a path,
that you're looking for.

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 Post subject: Re: Right Click Layers Not Working
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:41 am  (#3) 
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I have not used Gimp on Mac for years, so I don't remember but...
"Regardless of how your Mac is set up, holding down the control key on the keyboard and pressing your primary mouse will open a shortcut or contextual menu, providing the same functionality that most Windows switchers are accustomed to seeing from a right click."

If you want more control and better features, I advise to download and use the enhanced "text to path 0.4.py" python plugin by Ofnuts
With this you can control spacing, kerning, tilt, etc. unlike with the one that's included.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-p ... s/scripts/

It works differently than the integrated version, You "right-click" the path on which you want to bind the text, go to tools and Text to path.
You must change the file privileges of the python plugin or it won't work, using terminal or if you're not terminal savvy download BatChMod from Macupdate or their homepage.

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