User Guide > Drawing > Working With Text > Formatting the Text

Formatting the Text

Use the Text tool Tool Properties view to select the font type and other formatting options you want to apply to the text.

1. Font Type
2. Font Style
3. Alignment
4. Font Size
5. Kerning
6. Indent
7. Line Spacing


Resizing the Text Box
Converting Text into Separate Objects
If you already wrote your text, you must first use the Text tool and select the text portion you want to format.

Font Type

Use this drop-down menu to select the desired font, from the list of fonts available in your system.

Font Style

Use these buttons to select a desired style for your text:




Use these buttons to align the paragraph.





Font Size

Type the desired size for the text in this field. You can also use the up and down arrow buttons to set the desired value.


Use the kerning field to modify the spacing between letters and characters. You can select the Auto Kern option to set the kerning automatically, based on the font’s predefined standard. A negative value decreases spacing between each character creating a letter overlap and a positive value increases it.


Enter a value in the Indent field to increase or decrease the indentation on the first line of your text. A positive value sets the first line of your paragraph farther to the right and a negative value sets it farther to the left.

Line Spacing

Enter a value in the Line Spacing field to decrease or increase the space between each line of text.

Resizing the Text Box

You can resize the text box by selecting your text box with the Text tool and moving the anchor point right or left.

Using the Select tool will distort and scale your text itself rather than changing the width and height of your text box.

Converting Text into Separate Objects

Text contained in a text field is treated as a single drawing object. You can easily separate the text so that each character becomes an individual drawing object that you can select and modify independently.

To break a text object:

1. In the Tools toolbar, click on the Select tool or press [Alt] + [S].
2. In the Drawing or Camera view, select the text object you want to break.

3. Select Drawing > Convert > Break Apart Text Layers.
In Harmony Paint, select Selected > Convert > Break Apart Text Layers.

Each character is now surrounded by its own bounding box that you can modify, they remain text objects that you can edit.

4. If you want to convert your independent letter to a complete vector object that you can deform, using the Select tool, select the letters to convert.
5. Select Drawing > Convert > Break Apart Text Layers to break the selection into a regular drawing object, with no more text attributes.
In Harmony Paint, select Selected > Convert > Break Apart Text Layers.

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