Android Text Controls

Creating incredible looking text in KoolrPix Android Apps is easy!

Start by tapping the TEXT icon at the top of the screen.

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This opens the TEXT control menu.

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Tap ADD TEXT to input your text.

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A single text string can consist of up to 150 characters.  You can justify your text left/right, or select a center alignment by tapping the TEXT ALIGN icons.   Tapping OK places your text on the canvas and activates the full compliment of text controls.

TEXT LAYER OPTIONS

Each text string becomes a LAYER in your design.  You can control the opacity of each text string using the text opacity slider control.  OUTLINE size and SHADOW INTENSITY slider controls are also adjusted in the TEXT LAYERS OPTIONS menu.

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Line spacing or ‘leading’ control is available by tapping on the + and .

FONT FACE COLOR

Tapping FONT FACE COLOR opens the color control palette.  FONT colors can be ONE COLOR, GRADIENT or PATTERN.  By default, new text is set at ONE COLOR.  To select ONE COLOR text simple slide your finger across the palette to select a color.  The grayscale palette on the right provides a full range of grayscale options.

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GRADIENT FONT COLORS

Tapping the GRADIENT option opens the gradient selector bar.  The default for gradients is 3 color points.  Tap on a point to select it, then select a color from the palette.  Additional gradient color points can be added to the gradient bar by simply tapping on the bar.  Color points can also be moved left—right to any position on the bar.

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Adding and removing color points from the gradient bar is easy.  Simply tap and hold to select the point, then flick UP/DOWN to remove.

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GRADIENT DIRECTION

Tap the DIRECTION icon when you are working with the GRADIENT palette to select the gradient direction.  Tapping each directional icon changes the gradient orientation.

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PATTERNS

Tap the PATTERN option opens the pattern selection menu.  Browse and select the pattern fill for your text.

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TEXT OUTLINE CONTROLS

Tap on OUTLINE to open the OUTLINE control menu.  You have the same color options for OUTLINE that you have for FONT FACE COLOR: ONE COLOR, GRADIENT, and PATTERN.

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GRADIENT OUTLINE

The default for gradients is 3 color points.  Tap on a point to select it, then select a color from the palette.  Additional gradient color points can be added to the gradient bar by simply tapping on the bar.  Color points can also be moved left—right to any position on the bar.

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GRADIENT OUTLINE DIRECTION

Tap the DIRECTION icon when you are working with the GRADIENT palette to select the gradient direction.  Tapping each directional icon changes the gradient orientation.

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OUTLINE PATTERNS

Tap the PATTERN option opens the pattern selection menu.  Browse and select the pattern fill for your text.

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OUTLINE OPTIONS

Tapping OPTIONS opens the OUTLINE SIZE and OPACITY menu.  Simply slide to adjust.

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TEXT SHADOWS

Tap SHADOW to open the shadow controls.  SHADOWS can be ONE COLOR or GRADIENT fills.

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SHADOW ANGLES

Tapping ANGLE opens the SHADOW ANGLE control menu.   Use your finger to tap and hold the positioning icon “A” and slide the shadow to desired position.  Alternately, tap the arrow indicators for precise positioning of the shadow.  The SPREAD and BLUR slider controls are able to create very compelling shadow effects that will make any really text stand out in your design.

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FONT EFFECTS: PRESETS and FONTS

KoolrPix provides both ready-to-go PRESETS in addition to an extensive assortment of creative FONTS that you can use.  PRESETS are the quickest way to create great looking text.  Simply type your text and select a PRESET.  PRESETS can also be edited, so you can apply your own unique ONE COLOR or GRADIENT treatment to any selected PRESET and create your own personalized variation on the original PRESET colors.    Another option is to select a PRESET effect and then change the FONT by browsing and selecting an alternate FONT.  The creative options are virtually endless when you are working with KoolrPix text!

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PRESETS

FONTS

FONTS

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