Fill text box with color?

Chat about the original Pixelmator.
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2019-01-22 02:13:59

Hi there,

Is there any way to fill a text box with color in Pixelmator? This is possible in Photoshop, but I can’t seem to figure out how to do it in Pixelmator.

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2019-01-22 08:41:26

Hey Scott, the text box isn't really a box in the same way that you would find in other apps, however, there is quite an easy way to achieve the same thing – you can add a shape layer in the shape of a box behind the text layer and change its color/reduce its transparency as necessary. For more details on using shapes, you can check out this video tutorial: ... ape-tools/

After doing this, you can hold down the Shift key and click to select both your layers in the Layers palette, then choose Layer > Group Layers. This will allow you to copy and paste the group in any of your images and move/rearrange them as one unit.
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2019-01-22 21:42:56

That's a great tip. Thanks so much!
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2019-01-23 08:59:40

by Scott Rose 2019-01-22 21:42:56 That's a great tip. Thanks so much!
Glad to hear that helped!