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I am quite new to GIMP.

I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text.

If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to fill the selection, yet I see no visible color.

Why isn't the color fill visible?

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When dealing with transparent layers, I often place a temporary layer on the bottom of the layer stack filled with white so I can see what I am doing a little better. I toggle its visibility on and off as needed. Additionally, I like to toggle off (hide) the selection marquee (aka rubber band) so that I can see what is happening. In the GIMP, I think it is "View>Show Selection". –  horatio Jan 28 at 18:20
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Use the paint bucket tool instead of the keyboard shortcuts.

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I suggest following way:

  • Lets call the layer with text as "Text-Layer"
  • Right click on Text-Layer and then click on "Alpha to Selection" OR select whichever the way you prefer
  • After the selection, create a New Layer
  • Make sure you are working in this newly created layer and not any other layer (!imp)
  • Now fill the selection with your preferred way
  • Also make sure that newly created layer is above the Text-Layer, so that Text-Layer doesn't hide the fill effect in new layer.

My guess is, you might be missing the 4th step.

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