Use this dialog to create a text brush based on a true type system font or a multi color
bitmap font. A text brush can be created using
the corresponding tool at the toolbox.
Select a system font that is to be used for the text brush. You can alter the
size, style (bold, italic, underlined) and the alignment (left, center, right).
You may enter a multiline text and the window can be resized to enter large
The brush uses the current foreground color as text color and the background
color as transparent. A text brush can get any color from the color palette.
A text brush is single colored by default so that a color change will directly
change the text color.
A bitmap font contains all letters made up of a fixed size. It can not be scaled. The
width of a letter may differ.
The Space character size must be defined separately as well as the Line Gap.
You can easily create your own bitmap fonts as a simple
bitmap. For a permanent use store a bitmap font as image file in the "fonts" subfolder of the
All projects that are currently open and are of type "bitmap font" are automatically listed
in the fonts selecion box. You can also use Add current Project to add an open project to the list
of bitmap fonts that is not a bitmap font project yet but a loaded image file. It will turn this
project silently into the "bitmap font" project type and refills the fonts selection box.
Because bitmap fonts have their own colors you must ensure that these colors also appear
in the color palette of your image. You can for example import the brush colors after creating
the text (see menu "Colors'). Consider using Auto remap so that the created brush
is automatically remapped to the image color palette or do the remap manually if needed.
Use the Transparent option to display a transparency pattern as background instead
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