enter image description here On this image, I'm trying to make the name in black letters transperent

I have this image in Gimp where I need to select a specific color (namely the name circled in blue) to make transparent; however, I would like to limit the selection to just a portion of the image. So far I have been able to make everything in black transparent, but not just the name. Is there any way to limit the range? Any help is appreciated.

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    It would be better if you could post an image to show what you are trying to achieve. There might be a way of achieving it that is completely different from what you have tried so far. – Billy Kerr Jul 15 '18 at 23:43
  • I added a picture above to make in more clear what I am hoping to do. I have other images I plan to work on with similar problems where I just need a portion of the image's color to be transparent, so a basic guideline on to approach this problem would be helpful. – Tyler Jul 16 '18 at 0:33
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    What tool have you been trying to use to make the selection? Have you tried using the Fuzzy Select tool, while holding down Shift to make a multiple selection of the letters? – Billy Kerr Jul 16 '18 at 7:48

Method 1

  • Make a selection for the area of interest using whatever selection tool (free hand, ellipse, rectangle, path...)
  • Select>Save to channel
  • Select you layer again (the previous operation makes the saved channel the active drawable)
  • Use the Color Selector to make your color selection
  • open the Channels list, right-click the saved selection, and Intersect with selection

A variant is to start with the color selection, save it to a channel, do the area selection, and intersect with the saved selection.

Method 2

  • Make a selection for area of interest using whatever selection tool (free hand, ellipse, rectangle, path...)
  • Copy that selection to a new layer (Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, Ctrl-Shift-N)
  • Make you color selection on that new layer
  • Delete that temporary layer
  • Activate the initial layer and use the selection
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  • Thank you very much. This was exactly what I needed to know. – Tyler Jul 16 '18 at 16:45
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    Then you can "accept" the answer, this flags it for other users. – xenoid Jul 16 '18 at 17:46

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