Helpful Tip: Easily Giving Fonts a Texture!

Hey there!

After spending the past few long time whiles trying to figure out the best way to give a font a nice textured look without actually having to use an image!

Well after some gimp questioning I have found an extremely useful and easy way to easily texture a font!

Here is a simple video to show you how

OR just follow these instructions

  1. Open the Font.png in gimp

  2. Lock the alpha channel in the layers dock window

  3. In the toolkit select the fill tool which is the little bucket

  4. Select “Fill Whole Section” to do all letters at once OR Fill Similar Colors to do one letter at a time

  5. Select “pattern fill” and select your image ( you can add patterns in your user->gimp->patterns folder )

  6. Click the letter or screen to fill it in with that texture!

You should end up with something like this!

As far as I know there’s no way to change the image file at run time (If someone could tell me how it would be useful). So if you want one font with multiple textures you’ll have to copy the .fnt file and point it to the new image.