Paint Guide > Toon Boom Harmony 10.3 Paint User Guide > Chapter 4: Clean Up and Drawing Tools > Reshaping Pencil Lines with the Pencil Editor Tool > Pencil Editor Properties
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Pencil Editor Properties

When you select the Pencil Editor tool, its properties and options appear in the Tool Properties view.

These are the options available for the Pencil Editor tool:

Lasso and Marquee
Smooth
Pump Pencil Pressure
Deflate Pencil Pressure
Merge Pencil Lines
Reverse Pencil Thickness
Adjusting the Pencil Line Thickness
Pencil Editor Properties
Working with Templates
Adding Texture to a Pencil Line

Lasso and Marquee

Choose between the Lasso and Marquee options to change the selection style of the tool.

Click and hold [Alt] to temporarily switch from the current mode to the other.

Smooth

The Smooth operation lets you smooth out selected drawing strokes and remove extra points. You can also access this feature through the top menu, by selecting Drawing > Optimize > Smooth or press [Alt] + [Shift] + [S].

Pump Pencil Pressure

The Pump Pencil Pressure option is used to increase the line thickness of a selected area on a pencil line.

Deflate Pencil Pressure

The Deflate Pencil Pressure option is used to decrease the line thickness of a selected area on a pencil line.

Merge Pencil Lines

Pencil lines are central vector lines and it might be difficult to match pencil line’s tips properly to align them and make it look like it is one single line. With the Select tool, you can select several pencil lines and merge them as one single object using the Merge Pencil Lines option. It will take your lines and adjust the ends to form one single line.

Reverse Pencil Thickness

The Reverse Pencil Thickness option will invert the thick and thin section on a selected pencil line. This option will take the thickest size on the line and apply it to the thinnest, and it will apply the thinnest to the thickest.

Adjusting the Pencil Line Thickness

This is where you set the minimum and maximum sizes of your drawing tool which will produce the thick and thin effect on your stroke. This works with the pressure sensitivity of a pen tablet.

1. Minimum Size field: Type a value in this field to set the minimum width of the line.
2. Maximum Size field: Type a value in this field to set the maximum width of the line.
3. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to set the minimum size value.
4. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to set the maximum size value.

Pencil Templates

Toon Boom Harmony gives you the flexibility to change the style and thickness of your lines even after they are drawn. You can apply preset templates or create your own.

Refer to Working with Templates, Creating a Pencil Templatewith the Select Tool and Working with Templates.

Adding Texture to a Pencil Line

Pencil lines support texture. Once a pencil line is drawn, you can apply a preset texture or load your own. Textures are independent from Pencil templates.

Refer to Pencil Line Texture, Applying a Preset Texture to a Pencil Line and Creating a Pencil Texture Template with the Select Tool.

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Reshaping Pencil Lines with the Pencil Editor Tool