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Text Brush in deviantART muro

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 7:03 PM
We just launched a new tool to Beta Testers that allows you to paint words onto your canvas in deviantART muro!


The text brush lets you create visual art using words. You can change the text and font from the bottom bar, and you can also set whether or not the text repeats itself continuously. When you click the font button, you'll be prompted with a modal that contains an extensive list of fonts to choose from! The sample text will update based on the font you select, so you can get a sense of what you'll be painting before you paint it.

Screen Shot 2012-09-28 at 3.22.23 PM by wreckling

As an example of the great things you can create with this tool, you can check out mudimba's I Have A Dream, or watch a redraw of mudimba at work creating art!


Try it out!


To give the new text brush a try, head over to deviantART muro! Bugs and issues can be filed in the #devBUG Issue Tracker under the Text Brush project.


We just launched a new tool to Beta Testers that allows you to paint words onto your canvas in deviantART muro!
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:iconof-the-skies:
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty cool! :la:
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:iconof-the-skies:
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Um...I mean, there's now an incredibly useful tool to add text in Muro, which I could only do in MS Paint before. And like other people said, it's nice to use for text-based imagery.
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
I found it irritating that when i finished my muro artwork, I was not able to sell it as a print, not only that though, you could not choose an image size in which you could zoom into or if you wanted to copy the image and upload as a new artwork the size would be too small unless i adjusted it on photoshop, but if you did that the quality would decrease which would be too bad quality for a print to be made out of.
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:iconjames--steele:
James--Steele Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this new feature. Now I don't have to worry about my terrible scribbling when I use muro! ^^;

It seems to work well. I like the "Continuous" feature. I was a little distressed at the fact that the text brush was very sensitive to movement, but then was relieved to see that the SHIFT key would keep it steady. Some of our less MS-Paint experienced users may like to know that you can do this. :giggle:

I would suggest a text brush sensitivity adjuster. Higher sensitivity for drawings made out of words, and lower sensitivity for sentences you'd like to add to your piece. :aww:

~James
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:icondrayko-the-pyro:
Drayko-the-Pyro Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait until this is made available to non-beta testers, I'm not particularly fond of exporting my drawings to paint so no one has to suffer through my awful handwriting.
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems to be a very useful tool ^^. Unfortunately I can not do the test :(

Other than that, I have a question. Is it possible to make Commissions with our creations on dAMuro?. Usually, many users take commissions with their works of art made with digital drawing programs. And wanted to know if you could also do with drawings on dAMuro, and if on dA there are no rules prohibiting it.

Thanks :)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Sure, I don't see why not. :D
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:iconjbensch:
jbensch Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
It's a real nice brush - great concept. Any thoughts to having custom/personal fonts in the muro font brush? Or perhaps take suggestions for adding fonts to the list?
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:iconoutback-art:
OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I agree with LlamasWithKatanas on this. I don't do much drawing with the dA muro, but to those out there on dA who really enjoy making a quick art for someone or just to do some doodling, then this is the tool for them to add text. I also like the effect on the text drawing tool, drawing text in any direction to whom who wishes. All in all, great tool!
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:iconllamaswithkatanas:
LlamasWithKatanas Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried it out. It's an.. OKAY feature. I MEAN. Me PERSONALLY? I don't have any use for it >w< BUT I know there are people out there who are finding this to be an excellent and worthwhile addition to muro. So right on c:
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:iconicecreambubblegum:
IceCreamBubblegum Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is cool :D
Nice idea
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:icongreenlandsgirl:
GreenlandsGirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The brush text does not appear on my DA Muro.
What's going on?
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:iconbackfirejr:
Backfirejr Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're not a beta tester, so that would explain it.:P
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:icongreenlandsgirl:
GreenlandsGirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok.
Thanks!
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:iconbackfirejr:
Backfirejr Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ^^ If you become a premium member, you get the option to become a beta tester as well. :)
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:iconblackfireopal:
BlackFireOpal Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a very nice idea :3
It encourages different types of art >w<
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:iconkharemi:
Kharemi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is way too cool ! :la:
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:iconloenabelle:
loenabelle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really like this, and the other brushes are great too. they are for free for some reason now.
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:iconfatimazahraem:
FatimaZahraeM Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Coool! I love it! :heart: :meow:
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:iconxxnightangelsxx:
xXNightAngelsXx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. I like it. It will take me time to get used to it, but I'm that way with everything.
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:iconoutback-art:
OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is a neat tool! I love it, it will be great for other deviants here! GREAT! :)
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:iconcmwvisualarts:
CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting...
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:iconsilver-escape:
silver-escape Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing :wow:
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:icontigles1artistry:
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
AMAZING TOOL.... Just spent the last 3 hours..LOL.... enjoying it....
Thanks guys.... :iconbravoplz::iconbowplz:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Awesome! Did you submit the result? :D
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:icontigles1artistry:
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Indeed I did... Here's the result... [link]
:hug:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I quite like that :D
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:icontigles1artistry:
Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Aww... thanks a lot....:hug:
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:iconlcvii:
LCVII Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
One precious tool, that's for sure!
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:iconrakokuru:
rakokuru Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It don't want to work ;A;
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You're not a beta tester :) To become one see FAQ #531: What is an Official deviantART Beta Tester? How do I become one?

Or wait till it's released to everyone :D
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's useful to add watermarks to the pics, too. :)
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:iconnippey:
Nippey Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Works nice. But not in Opera!
Please provide a Cross-Browser compatible solution!
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
We have a confirmed report on that, thank you! :)
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:iconpinguino:
pinguino Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
rad!
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:iconanimewiccan725:
animewiccan725 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Just got done messing around with it. I freaking love it. :heart:
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:iconanimewiccan725:
animewiccan725 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm gonna go try this out now. :3
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
:clap:
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:iconloell567:
Loell567 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its not showing up in my damuro ;n;
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:icontinytartan:
TinyTartan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
It is a beta tester feature.
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:iconloell567:
Loell567 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Im so stupid *face palm* Thanks for the help
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:icontinytartan:
TinyTartan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Not at all. =>
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:iconloell567:
Loell567 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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:icontinanewtonart:
tinanewtonart Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Its pretty cool, other than if the word/phrase is short, it makes only a short stroke, so the stroke length depends upon the amount of words you input. I wish that the brush would lay down the phrase and then when the phrase ends- its starts over again. (Do you know what I mean?)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
There's a 'continuous' button next to the 'font' button - if you turn that on, the word / phrase repeats :)
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:icontinanewtonart:
tinanewtonart Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
righteous!!!! :boogie: then I think its pretty perfect.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yay! :highfive:
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:iconinfinitelove143:
infinitelove143 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a wonderful tool!

Bugs I found:

*Sometimes the tool is not there for use
*Font selection sometimes either does not appear or keeps appearing even after selecting a font and clicking OK.

That's pretty much it.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Can you please report any bugs you find to our Issue Tracker? :) Ideally with a link to the piece (whether it's in your gallery or still in your sta.sh doesn't matter) and a screenshot of the problem if possible! Then we can see if we can find and solve the problem :)
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:iconinfinitelove143:
infinitelove143 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll see what I can do. I don't think screenshots would be helpful for bugs like these so I will just post in the issue tracker.
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