I am new to GIMP and have an image that is 700x400 in size. I want to add a text to this image, but not on the image. So I went ahead and created a little bit of space on the right side of the image and, created a new layer and filled the space with black color. Now, we have the image and then that black space on the right side of the image, where I am going to add text to.
My problem is:
I want to blend this black block to the image and appear it as a fading. So, what I did was I created a duplicate layer. Then using the gradient tool, I dragged from one side to the other. The color has given the effect of blend, but there's this problem. it's is not blending properly, I can still see the division between the black block to the right and the image, where I want them to blend, I want the black to fully blend to the image.
How should I proceed?